The Samaritan is one of the biblical characters that Will meets on the road to Jerusalem. The Samaritan immediately establishes himself as being empathetic. When Will and his new acquaintances, Faith and Hope, see a wounded man lying limp on the side of the road, Faith and Hope flee. The Samaritan, however, drops everything to help the wounded man. Later, when Will watches Jesus ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he notices that Jesus bears resemblance to the Samaritan.
Samaritan Character Timeline in Piers Plowman
The timeline below shows where the character Samaritan appears in Piers Plowman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.