Characterization of the Physician
Doctor of physics
He was very into astronomy.
He kept his patient from being depressed
by horoscope and magic.
He could sense the fortune that’ll arrive
in 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 written
by the famous physicians such as Esculapius, Deiscorides, Hippocrates and
He was careful about his diet; never ate
a 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 it
more than anything else.
He is well respected in the society since
he is a doctor.
He might be a descendant of one of the
He studied a lot about medicine and its
causes. It said that he knew the cause of very malady, were it of hot or
He probably isn’t a Christian, at least
not 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 through
his attire) yet not very generous, maybe even a bit stingy.
The Social Class
Doctors, throughout the century has been
considered the higher-class people, the more nobles ones. It was the same
during the Medieval Period. They were regarded as the high-class, the well
educated. Doctors and physicians alike were very influential, especially
when knowledge about medicine weren’t as perceived as now. People around
look up to them and go to them for help. Usually, the doctors are fairly
rich. The patients, despite his wealth, more or less, pays the doctor.
Those that are of higher classes often times reward doctors in gold. As
you can imagine, how wealthy they are. However, not all of them are magnanimous
in spending. Some of them are relatively wary, like the one in this prologue.
Maybe, that’s also one way they become rich – through stinginess.