Type of Indirect Characterization Concrete Detail (What clues to the character does the text contain) Commentary (What can you infer from the concrete detail) Speech (Stated, reported, or implied) No specific details of anything he said Thoughts The Squire “had done valiantly… N hope to win his lady’s grace” (89-90) His hope of gaining favor with his lady fair implies that he thinks of her and is motivated by his desire for her attention Effect on there “a lover and a cadet*, a lad of fire” (82) “and had done valiantly [in service] in little space/Of time” (89) [*Cadet means both “youngest son” and “someone in military training. ] The narrator obviously infers from the Squire’s appearance and behavior that the Squire seems to fancy himself a “lover,” but is also working to perfect his talents for the knighthood.
Actions “with wonderful agility and strength” (85) “he’d done some service with the cavalry’ (86) “Singing he was, or fluting all the day’ (94) “loved so hotly… He slept as little as a nightingale” (99-100) “Courteous he was, lowly and serviceableness carved to serve his father at the table. ” (101-102) The Squire’s physical abilities and his military experiences imply he is a suitable candidate for knighthood. His singing and whistling (“fluting”) imply a happy and optimistic outlook. His amorous nature could prove to be a problem. His manners and attitude imply he is not overly egotistical.
Looks Sample STEAL Chart By caviar “locks as curly and if they had been pressed” (83) in stature he was of moderate height” (84) “embroidered like a meadow bright” (91) short tunic with long, flowing sleeves (95) The Squire, unlike his father The Knight, dress to impress and perhaps to make up for his lack of height. There is perhaps some implication of vanity. His appearance implies an understandable youthful attitude in contrast to his father’s more experienced and serious one. Chaucer uses a monetary motif as a unifying device throughout “The Prologue. ” In what way is money mentioned or implied in the characterization of this character?