The Plowman


Justin Guting
2nd period
mrs. Miller
1
What specific occupation does your character practice?
The occupation of the Plowman is simply to plow.
What does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period?
The occupation of the plowman shows us how primitive farming and tools were in the middle ages.
What was his or her social standing?
The Plowman's social standing was most likely a serf living on a high classes land.
What might your character’s day to day life be like?
A day in the life of the plowman is probaly to farm and or plow basically all day under any circumstances like rain or shine.
What details about this character does Chaucer not include?
Chaucer does not tell us that the Plowman
What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?
A modern day occupation that might correpond to this character is a farmer occupation such as a harvester or a tractor driver.

2
Paraphrase each line of the prologue describing your character into modern language. You may use slang and your own “voice.”
There was a plowman aswell. His brother was the The parson.
He picked up crappy job. quite literally.
but was he was an honest worker and a good person.
he lived for peace and perfect charity.
the Gospel shows him his way of life.
steadily and never slacking was his work ethic.
he would never steal for his love of jesus christ.

Which lines in the prologue best describe your character’s physical appearance?
"He wore a tabard smock, and rode a mare."
Which lines describe his/her personality?
"Honest worker, good and true."
Which specific words add to your understanding of the character’s personality?
"love god best with all heart and mind."
3
What is Chaucer’s opinion toward this character?
He isnt a corrupt character and isnt greedy or displays gluttony. he is a good honest fellow.
What specific lines or words tell you this?
"For love of Christ, he would never take a penny."
What word choices require an understanding of vocabulary from the time period?
I am unsure of what a tabard smock is.
Do you see any satire? If so, what is Chaucer trying to reveal or expose about the time period?
i dont think there is.
What do you think Chaucer's purpose of including this character was?
To contrast him with the others to really bring out the corrupt details of the others.