The Merchant

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The Merchant by Mind Map: The Merchant

1. Society

1.1. new social classes

1.1.1. middle class merchants gentry yeomen

2. History

2.1. growth of trade

2.2. circulation of money

2.3. eclosures and private property

2.4. financing wars

2.5. guilds

3. Text by Chaucer

3.1. description

3.1.1. appearance forking beard

3.1.2. clothes dress hat boots

3.1.3. speeches about business about opinions and pursuits solemn tones hides negative particulars "none knew he was in debt"

3.1.4. character an excellent fellow all the same

3.2. style

3.2.1. irony

3.2.2. no harsh criticism