Short Essay Questions Key
1. When Katherine leaves the convent where she has lived for the past five years, she is excited because she has yearned to experience life outside the Sheppey Priory walls. During the journey to the queen's court, and upon her arrival, what kinds of people does she meet who make her quickly realize how protected a life she has led?
Crude, lewd, noisy, nosy, rough types. Long Will, for example, is the royal escort who takes Katherine and the nuns to the castle. He flirts with Katherine and makes her highly uncomfortable. The Leathermonger in Rochester suggests she should warm some lucky man's bed. The bishop is hardly welcoming to the three women when he meets them. He calls Katherine a "charity wench".
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