The Canterbury Tales


Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Franklin is a free, wealthy landowner, an excellent host who always keeps his table set for a feast. He provides frequent meals and entertainment for the peasants who live on his land. The Franklin leads a pleasant life, following the tenets of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and his tale speaks of the merits of a marriage based on trust and faith.

The Franklin Quotes in The Canterbury Tales

The The Canterbury Tales quotes below are all either spoken by The Franklin or refer to The Franklin. 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 Franklin Character Timeline in The Canterbury Tales

The timeline below shows where the character The Franklin appears in The Canterbury Tales. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The General Prologue
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Next in the company comes the Franklin, a white-bearded, cheerful landowner whose main goal in life is pleasure and delight. He gives... (full context)