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  • Pardon Of Their Sins
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    Canterbury Tales Aaron T alton In Canterbury Tales, Chaucer uses the Pardoner and the Prioress to subtlety display what he thinks of the church. The Prioress is after the attention of men. The Pardoner is after money. Chaucer shows the corruptness and hypocrisy integrated into the religious society at the time of the story. He saw the religious society as a corrupt society. The Prioress is a nun that seems to be infatuated with how she appears romantically and physically towards males. She was k...
  • Irony In The Pardoner's Tale
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    The Pardoner's Tale: Irony Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic. Irony exists within the story itself and in the relationship between the Pardoner and the story. The ending of the story presents a good message despite the Pardoner's devious intentions to swindle money from the other pilgrims. By using irony in the Pardoner's tale, Chaucer effectively criticizes the church system. The irony begins as soon as the Pardoner starts his prologue. He tells the other pilgrims that his se...
  • Presidential Pardons
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    PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS In recent weeks, there have been controversies concerning presidential pardons. These controversies are causing people to think that the President has too much authority by being able to grant a pardon or clemency to a person. One of the most controversial is the pardon of Marc Rich and Pincus Green by former President Bill Clinton. Marc Rich and Pincus Green are financiers who were indicted in 1983 for not paying fifty million dollars in taxes for an oil-trading scheme. The...
  • Most Obvious Fraudulent Trait Of The Pardoner
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    Fraudulence Personified The Pardoner is the best representation of an allegorical character in "The Prologue" of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The Pardoner is the perfect personification of fraudulence. He shows this in three basic ways: his appearance, speech, and actions. If one just glances through the reading of the Pardoner than one will think that he is a good religious man, but if one look further into it than he will find the small double meanings that he is the exact opposite...
  • Pardoner's Continual Hunger For Greed
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    The Pardoner's Greed The pardoner, in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Pardoner's Tale, is a devious character. He is a man with a great knowledge of the Catholic Church and a great love of God. However, despite the fact that he is someone whom is looked at with respect at the time, the pardoner is nothing more than an imposter who makes his living by fooling people into thinking he forgives their sins, and in exchange for pardons, he takes their money. His sermon-like stories and false relics fool the pe...
  • Pardoner's Tale
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    Johann Cabe Page One The Pardoner and His Tale The Pardoner is a renaissance figure that wanders the lands in hopes of bringing forgiveness to those in need. This Pardoner is a bad pardoner among the other pardoners. The tale that he tells is a moral one that is suppose to bring about the desire from people to ask for forgiveness. Instead the Pardoner uses this tale as a way of contracting money from his fellow pilgrims. The Pardoner is a person that is suppose to practice what he preaches. What...
  • Pardoner For An Indulgence
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    The Pardoner The Pardoner comes from Rome singing with his friend and partner in crime the Summoner. The Pardoner has waxy yellow hair, which he hung sleekly. He is a clean shaven man. He spread out with what little hair he had, thinly over his shoulders. He rode in a new style of fashion without wearing a hood but only bearing a cap. He is a very villainous man. He knows and enjoys his acts of evil. His main purpose on this pilgrimage is to make money off of selling fake indulgences and fake re...

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