Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Pardoner’s Tale of Chaucers Canterbury Tales :: Pardoners Tale

The Canterbury storeys - The Pardoners Tale One might assume that the person telling the story has a lot to do with the story theyre telling. This is the case in the Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. In the tale of The Pardoners, the voice tells a tale dealing with his famous preach Radix malorum est Cupiditas. In English, The root of in 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 the Prologue of the Pardoners Tale one can say that he lives up to his name. As the Webster dictionary states, a medieval ecclesiastic authorized to raise money for religious whole kit and boodle by granting papal indulgences to contributors. Pardoners were known to be granters of the church. Which in reality, they would keep all of the money given to them by generous people. They were generally associated with being untrustworthy and sneaky. In reality they did have a gift for preac hing, but they didnt exactly follow what they preach. In the Prologue the Pardoner visualizes his true self. Chaucer, describes him as bad as he dislikes him. Portraying him with having long, greasy, yellow hair, and also beardless (The Pardoners Tale.) The Pardoner revealing in the Prologue, that the only thing he cares about is money. I preach vigour except for gain (Pardoners Tale.) Aside from being extremely greedy, he is also a hypocrite. He preaches the one thing that hes most(prenominal) guilty for. Avarice is the most of all evil (The Pardoners Tale.) The greed and hypocrisy is also shown in the tale that he tells. end-to-end the tale itself, the greed and hypocrisy that the Pardoner has, is also shown. In the tale, three friends begin a Journey in order to kill death. During their journey, they meet an obsolescent man that tells them where they can find a treasure. He also warns them that in no way is it good treasure. At this point in the tale, the three friends show their greed, and later their hypocrisy, by planning to kill the other to keep the treasure. Eventually, that greed and hypocrisy leads to their downfall.

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