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 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:).
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.