welcome to
PLANET PAPERS!

The last remaining website for students offering 1000's of FREE Term Papers, Essays, Book Reports & Research Papers.

150,000+ Papers

Find more results for this search now!
CLICK the BUTTON to the RIGHT!

Please enter a keyword or topic phrase to perform a search.
Need a Brand New Custom Essay Now?  click here

The Knight and the Squire

Uploaded by Douglas828 on Mar 25, 2001

The two characters I have chosen from The Canterbury Tales are The Knight and the Squire, who share a father and son relation. These characters set out on a religious pilgrimage to a cathedral in Canterbury. The Squire, opposed to the Knight, goes for a vacation instead of religious purposes like the Knight. Though the Knight and the Squire are from the same feudal class and vocation, they differ in the fact that the Knight represents how society should have been; and the Squire depicts an accurate portrayal of how it actually was.

Chivalry, heroism, and modesty describe the Knight, whose standards and principles are that of a true gentleman; these characteristics are not seen in the Squire. Even though the Knight has won many wars, he is careful not to brag about his stories. The most obvious point in the description of the Knight is the abundance and importance of his conquests; however, the Squire's battles are barely mentioned. While the Squire's battles are summed up in two lines, while there is a long list of the Knight's battles.

Regarding the appearance, the Knight chose to wear a plain armor and tunic while the Squire dresses in excesses. The Squire is very vain, trying to better his image at any cost, his hair has "locks as curly as if they had been pressed". His actions are not necessary and are not chivalrous and is unnecessary for his knighthood. The Knight, is by far the most chivalrous and heroic. Despite the fact that the Knight and Squire are in the same class and share the same occupation, the Knight represents what a true Knight should be and how he should act. The Squire on the other hand shows how the society really is. The Knight is honorable, honest and practices chivalry. The Squire basically shows off and is almost the opposite of the Knight.

Sign In Now to Read Entire Essay

Not a Member?   Create Your FREE Account »

Comments / Reviews

read full paper >>

Already a Member?   Login Now >

This paper and THOUSANDS of
other papers are FREE at PlanetPapers.

Uploaded by:   Douglas828

Date:   03/25/2001

Category:   Cantebury Tales

Length:   1 pages (313 words)

Views:   1326

Report this Paper Save Paper
Professionally written papers on this topic:

The Knight and the Squire

View more professionally written papers on this topic »