The Prior in The Canterbury Tales

Known as Madam Eglantyne, the Prioress was a soft-smiling, "By St. Loy" abiding nun who prayed daily (lines 122-126).  The Prioress comes across as more of a lover than a nun.  She is focused on her physical appearance more than her church (lines 155-165).  She wears a necklace that says, "Love conquers all" (line 164-166).  She tries to be cute and innocent even though she is a nun (lines 140-149).  I think Chaucer is implying that the church is not focused on the correct things.  Their priorities are not in order and they aren't following the Lord like he thinks they should.

-Chad Haggerty and Christian Tippette

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