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  • 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...
  • Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer
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    The Canterbury Tales is a great assortment of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer. Each individual story is told by a pilgrim from the voyage to Canterbury. "The Prioress' Tale" was a Miracle of the Virgin story, told by the Prioress. Another tale is "The Nun's Priest's Tale" which is a Beast Fable. Then there is "The Pardoner's Tale", which is an Exemplum. The genres of The Canterbury Tales help shape the entire story. In "The Prioress' Tale", the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, miraculously aids...
  • Chanticleer Flatters The Fox
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    Irony is the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions. Two stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales that serve as excellent demonstrations of irony are "The Pardoners Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale". Although these two stories are very different, they both use irony to teach a lesson. In "The Pardoner's Tale, the Pardoner uses his story to speak out against many social problems, all of which he is guilty of. He preaches about dr...
  • Chanticleer Flatters The Fox
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    Two stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales that serve as excellent demonstrations of society today are "The Pardoners Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale". Although these two stories are different in plot, both of them can be used to emphasize our society of crime, greed, and lies of our generation today. In "The Pardoner's Tale,' the Pardoner uses his story to speak out against many social problems, all of which he is guilty of. He preaches about drunkenness, while he is intoxicated while telli...
  • Prologue Of The Pardoner's Tale
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    The Pardoner's Tale One might assume that the person telling the story has a lot to do with the story they " re telling. This is the case in the Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales". In the tale of "The Pardoner's", the voice tells a tale dealing with his famous preach; "Radix malo rum est Cupiditas". In English, "The root of all evil is Greed". An ironic distinction can be made with what a "Pardoner" is known to be, the character (the voice / Pardoner), and the tale that he tells. Through ...
  • Pardoner's Tale
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    The Pardoner's Tale In Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work, The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of human nature, all of which still apply today. In the phrase, 'avarice is the root of all evil'; (Hopper, 343), one can fail to realize the truth in this timeless statement because of its repetition throughout history. Whether applied to the corrupt clergy of Geoffrey Chaucer's time, selling indulgences, or the corrupt televangelists of today, auctioning off salvation to those who can...
  • Pardoner And The Old Man
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    The Pardoner's Subconscious Character 'The Pardoner's Tale,' by Geoffrey Chaucer, makes evident the parallel between the internal emotions of people and the subconscious exposure of those emotions. This particular story, from The Canterbury Tales, is a revealing tale being told by a medieval pardoner to his companions on a journey to Canterbury. Though the Pardoner's profession is to pardon and absolve the sins of people, he actually lives in constant violation of sins such as gluttony, gambling...
  • Pardoner's Psychology
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    In the Mind of the Pardoner In 'The Pardoner's Tale,' ; Geoffrey Chaucer masterfully frames an informal homily. Through the use of verbal and situational irony, Chaucer is able to accentuate the moral characteristics of the Pardoner. The essence of the story is exemplified by the blatant discrepancy between the character of the storyteller and the message of his story. By analyzing this contrast, the reader can place himself in the mind of the Pardoner in order to account for his psychology. In ...
  • Pardoner's Tale
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    During the Middle Ages, England was a nation in social chaos. Deception of every kind was rampart throughout the lands. Many people felt that there was a great need for moral improvement in society. In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales he clearly brings to light his thoughts and concerns of "ethical cleansing". No tale more fully expresses this idea than that of "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale."The Pardoner's Tale" suggests a profile of the Pardoner as a moral man, a man...
  • Characters In The Pardoner's Tale
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    Throughout literature, relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes. In Geoffrey Chaucer's frame story, Canterbury Tales, many of the characters make this idea evident with the tales that they tell. A distinct relationship can be made between the character of the Pardoner and the tale that he tells. Through the Prologue to the Pardoner's tale, the character of the Pardoner is revealed. Although the Pardoner displays many important traits, the most p...
  • 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...
  • Use Of Animal Imagery
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    In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Pardoners Prologue, we see the theme of hypocrisy throughout the play. The pardoner knows he is a con artist and liar and freely admits it in both word and action in his tales prologue. The pardoner begins with the tale itself. In his sermon he describes gluttony in detail, and defines it as not only overeating, but the intense pleasure of doing it. He also denounces wine with examples of drunkenness. He also discusses swearing and cursing and concludes with co...
  • 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...
  • Chaucer's Pardoner
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    A Look at the Pardoner: the Genius of Chaucer The Canterbury Tales is a literary masterpiece in which the brilliant author Geoffrey Chaucer sought out to accomplish various goals. Chaucer wrote his tales during the late 1300's. This puts him right at the beginning of the decline of the Middle Ages. Historically, we know that a middle class was just starting to take shape at this time, due to the emerging commerce industry. Chaucer was able to see the importance and future success of the middle c...
  • Irony In The Pardoner's Tale
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    Irony in The Pardoner's tale Geoffrey Chaucer is indeed one of the greatest English poets. His masterpiece The Canterbury Tales is noted one of the finest works of literature in the world. Chaucer used the setting of a pilgrimage to Canterbury, where Archbishop Thomas a Becket was murdered, as a frame story to tell the tales of each of his memorable and vividly drawn characters. One noted tale is that of the Pardoner, in which Chaucer uses exemplum to provide full effect of this simple but brill...
  • Knight Over The Pardoner In The Story
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    The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories, which are told by different characters to serve as entertainment on their journey to Canterbury. The characters who arise during the different tales, and those who tell the tales, play a vital role in understanding the story, and the mind frame of the English people living in the 15th century. Two of the most interesting and diverse characters are the Pardoner and the Knight. These two characters represent the two extremes in the array of storytel...
  • Everyday People Deal With Other People's Greed
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    Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales was one of the great pieces of literary work studied in English Literature I. This medieval literary work was by far one of the favorites studied by all people. The Canterbury Tales was my favorite selection because each individual tale dealt with a 'theme' that was real not only in medieval times but also in the present day. The first tale was the Pardoner's who's theme, avarice (greed) is the root of all evil, definitely shows in everyday life. It is shown i...
  • Religious Elements Of The Pardoner's Tale
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    Religious elements of the Pardoner's Tal The role of the Pardoner in medieval society itself is a role of religious importance, no matter how irreligious the individual. The pardoner is one who has a papal bull allowing them to sell indulgences. Indulgences were pieces of paper sold for the forgiveness of sins and had a somewhat dubious moral status as their ability to forgive was not actually confirmed within the Bible, instead an indulgence was formally an award of the surplus of good left by ...
  • Pardoner's Tale From The Canterbury Tales
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    Fictitious stories serve readers in two main ways: socially and individually. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of fiction and, therefore, serves both of these functions. Fiction can have many purposes in the two categories of social and individual function. A social function is the teaching of morals. These morals can be taught by showing the "right" way or the "wrong" way according to society of the novel or the author. An individual function is pure entertainment. Many people read stories ...
  • Story Of The Pardoner
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    The Medieval Period, a time of Lords and Knights, pilgrimages to visit famous shrines, and the profound power held by the church. Due to this power, certain members of the clergy take their authority a little too far and abuse their rights. Power is not easily contended, and there are certain characteristics to be administered in order for one to be a member of the power-holding church. Because of this limitation, the clergy are identified as ideal or hypocritical. Having to demonstrate actions ...

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