Monday, March 18, 2019
The PardonerÃ¢â¬â¢s Tale of Chaucers Canterbury Tales :: Pardoners Tale
The Canterbury Tales - The excusers Tale One business leader 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 idea of all evil is Greed. An ironic distinction can be do 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 reverse money for religious works 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 unstinted people. They were generally associated with being untrustworthy and sneaky. In reality they did have a gift for preaching, but they didnt exactly follow what they preach. In the Prologue the Pardoner shows his true self. Chaucer, describes him as bad as he dislikes him. Portraying him with having long, greasy, sensationalistic hair, and withal beardless (The Pardoners Tale.) The Pardoner revealing in the Prologue, that the only(prenominal) thing he cares about is money. I preach nothing buy food for gain (Pardoners Tale.) Aside from being extremely greedy, he is also a hypocrite. He preaches the one thing that hes almost 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. Throughout 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 go through death. During their journey, they meet an old man that tells them where they can find a treasure. He also warns them that in no way is it good treasure. At this extremum in the tale, the three fri ends show their greed, and later their hypocrisy, by planning to sweep away the other to keep the treasure. Eventually, that greed and hypocrisy leads to their downfall.