He kept his patient from being depressedby horoscope and magic. He could sense the fortune that’ll arrivein his sick patients dwelling. He was a very good physician. He knew the cause of every sickness. His patient pays him in gold. He read a lot of medical books writtenby the famous physicians such as Esculapius, Deiscorides, Hippocrates andHali’ etc.
He was careful about his diet; never atea bite more than he should yet he ate healthily. He read buy little in the Bible. He dressed in blue and scarlet. He is careful with his money. He kept the gold he gained and loved itmore than anything else. Indirect Characterization:He is well respected in the society sincehe is a doctor.
He might be a descendant of one of thewell-known physicians. He studied a lot about medicine and itscauses. It said that he knew the cause of very malady, were it of hot orcold’. He probably isn’t a Christian, at leastnot a devoted one. He cures his patients not from his good-will,but because the gold he’ll receive later. He enjoys reading books written about medicine,or anything that has to do with his field.
He seems to be fastidious, and wary man. He’s fairly rich (This is portrayed throughhis attire) yet not very generous, maybe even a bit stingy. The Social ClassDoctors, throughout the century has beenconsidered the higher-class people, the more nobles ones. It was the sameduring the Medieval Period. They were regarded as the high-class, the welleducated. Doctors and physicians alike were very influential, especiallywhen knowledge about medicine weren’t as perceived as now.
People aroundlook up to them and go to them for help. Usually, the doctors are fairlyrich. The patients, despite his wealth, more or less, pays the doctor. Those that are of higher classes often times reward doctors in gold. Asyou can imagine, how wealthy they are.
However, not all of them are magnanimousin spending. Some of them are relatively wary, like the one in this prologue. Maybe, that’s also one way they become rich – through stinginess.