The Canterbury Tales

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The Squire Character Analysis

The Squire is a young knight in training, a member of the noble class. While he is chivalrous and genteel, he is not quite as perfect as his father, the Knight, as he wears fine clothes and is vain about his appearance. The Squire is being trained in both the arts of battle and the arts of courtly love.

The Squire Quotes in The Canterbury Tales

The The Canterbury Tales quotes below are all either spoken by The Squire or refer to The Squire. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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The Squire Character Timeline in The Canterbury Tales

The timeline below shows where the character The Squire appears in The Canterbury Tales. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
General Prologue
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The narrator next describes the Knight’s son, a Squire, who is a lively and lusty young knight in training. The Squire has curled hair... (full context)
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The Squire, says the narrator, wants to find favor with his lady. His tunic is embroidered with... (full context)