The Canterbury Tales


Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Man of Laws Character Analysis

Like the Merchant, the Man of Laws is also a member of the new middle class. He works hard and attempts to pull himself up through merit rather than simply by birth. The Man of Laws wants to join the ranks of the nobility, unlike the Merchant, who wants to rise to prominence in the new bourgeois class.

The Man of Laws Quotes in The Canterbury Tales

The The Canterbury Tales quotes below are all either spoken by The Man of Laws or refer to The Man of Laws. 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 General Prologue Quotes

Nowher so bisy a man as he there nas,
And yet he semed bisier than he was.

Related Characters: Chaucer (speaker), The Man of Laws
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The Man of Laws Character Timeline in The Canterbury Tales

The timeline below shows where the character The Man of Laws 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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The wise and prudent Man of Laws is very well respected and highly sought after for his legal assistance. He is an... (full context)