Pardoner's Tale Reflection

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Our group worked very well together. In the beginning, we had a bit of trouble getting started, but this was mainly due to my absence and the need to fill me in on the project. My group members Marieke, Ronna, Ailey, and Teddy were all very understanding and explained the full assignment to me. We began to make plans for meeting up and mapped out our poster. Each person contributed to the poster, and we had new parts of it completed every class period. We divided up the slideshow and gave everyone a section to focus on. When it came to meeting up outside of school, things became more complicated. Everyone was busy when others were free, so getting together became difficult. From the beginning, we knew we wanted to do a whiteboard video to explain the tale but …show more content…
After listening to other groups teach us about their stories, I found ours the most interesting. It was full of irony, and taught a more complex lesson than some of the other tales. Although I didn’t like the pardoner as a person, I liked the story he was telling. He was unapologetically himself, and taught everyone to be what he was not. He felt the most real to me. We all have flaws that we’re aware of but warn others against. For example, I always tell younger people to never procrastinate because it gives you unnecessary stress that could have been avoided. But, I cannot remember the last time I didn’t procrastinate. The pardoner sheds light on the irony in all of our lives. This shows that things haven’t changed as much as we usually think. Chaucer lived in the 1300’s, yet he is describing traits that people still have today. He did an excellent job of connecting the audience to the character, even though it is clear he doesn’t actually like the pardoner. Besides the demonstrating the dangers of greed and selfishness, it causes the reader to self-reflect and I think that is very powerful. Overall, I enjoyed the Pardoner’s Tale and the messages it had to

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