Junior Honorable Mention
Literary Explorations III
Though Hubert the Friar is supposed to be a shepherd for the devout, he (as revealed through the Geoffrey Chaucer’s sly, ironic writing) prances around in expensive clothing, lusts after anyone he wishes, and generally violates the teachings of the Church he vowed to represent. Thus, through its abundant detail and description of the Friar, the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer paints a portrait of a unique character that contradicts his commitment to the 14th century Catholic Church.
Wu, Joly '11, "The Friar" (2009). 2009 Fall Semester. 3.