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Chaucer scholars often neglect the Squire in their treatment of the Canterbury Tales, making it is necessary to reassess the Squire’s relation to the Roman de la Rose and the ways in which he is satirized through the parallels between his portrait and the Roman. Upon further examination of the Squire’s portrait, it becomes apparent that the Squire is part of a larger satiric discourse on people who use their vocation for personal gain in the Canterbury Tales by means of comparison to Fausemblant of the Roman. Through careful scrutiny of the language of the Squire’s portrait, this thesis analyzes the connections between Fausemblant and the other pilgrims who exhibit connections to Fausemblant.
D'Aquin, Jessica, "A Lusty Bacheler: The Language of Sexualization and Status in the Squire’s Portrait" (2016). Senior Honors Theses. 95.