Read the excerpt from The Canterbury Tales.
"God's arms!" exclaimed one of these debauchees,
"Is the fellow then so dangerous to meet?
In highways and in byways, street by street,
I'll seek him out, I vow it on God's bones.
Now listen, fellows: let us three be one,
Each of us hold his hand up to the other,
And each of us become the other's brother,
And we will kill this black betrayer, Death,
And kill the killer, by God's holy breath,
And that before the sun goes down on us!"
Which statement best describes how the speaker in the excerpt is characterized?