His shape is called 'the Maudelayne'. The next member of the company is the Friar—a member of a religious order who lives entirely by begging. While embarking on their epic journeys, knights are often put through trials that test the strength they have to uphold the Knightly Code.
She is, undeniably, the only non-religious female character in The Canterbury Tales and therefore is the only character who is approached from a point of view that was generally uncommon.
Tastefully attired in nice boots and an imported fur hat, the Merchant speaks constantly of his profits. It would be nice to think that a person such as the knight could exist in the twentieth century.
We leave the story off with him being mocked not only for believing a flood was coming, but also with a broken bone. I believe that the stories told by the characters in Chaucer's book gives us insight into the individual spinning the tale as well as Chaucer as the inventor of these characters and author of their stories.