Medieval Jester Research Paper
Jesters are a unique part of medieval history. Shi Huangdi, the emperor who built the Great Wall of China, wanted to paint it. His jester, You Zhan, jokingly made fun of this idea, and convinced him not to follow through with the idea, saving China thousands of lives, money, and lots of paint. You Zhan was regarded as a national hero. A jester’s job was to entertain the king and his court, and is one of the most recognizable medieval characters.
A jester’s daily life varied from jester to jester, and from day to day. There were many different types of jesters, and they came in all shapes and sizes. Jesters had many names, such as buffoons, fools, and court jesters. There was different types of jesters, such as