The The Canterbury Tales quotes below all refer to the symbol of Clothing and Appearance. 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:).
General Prologue Quotes
The timeline below shows where the symbol Clothing and Appearance appears in The Canterbury Tales. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...little about the Bible. The Physician practices moderation in his diet. Though he wears taffeta robes, he saved much of what he earned: gold is the best medicine, the narrator says,... (full context)
...other foreign pilgrimage sites. She is gap-toothed; sits easily on her horse; and wears a wimple, an overskirt over her broad hips, and sharp spurs. The Wife of Bath gives excellent... (full context)
The Knight’s Tale
...and Palamon. Though both are badly wounded, they are not quite dead yet. By their coat of arms , the scavengers can tell that they are of royal Theban blood. Theseus proclaims that... (full context)
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue
The Tale of Sir Thopas