This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Thomas Becket - The hero of the play who returns to Canterbury after seven years in exile.
Richard Brito (Fourth Knight) - Asks the question: "Who killed the Archbishop?"
Chorus - Serves as a mediator between the play and the audience. Composed of women of Canterbury, they beg Thomas to return to France.
Sir Hugh de Morville (Second Knight) - Appeals to the audience's reason rather than their emotions when explaining the murder of the Archbishop.
Baron William de Trad (Third Knight) - Claims to be one of "four plain Englishmen" who put...
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