The Corruption Of The Friar In The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Middle Ages was a time of great darkness in Europe. The fall of the Roman Empire, the Black Death, and the time of the corrupt feudal systam were only the very beginning. At a time when Europe was at its weakest, people could only entrust their faith in one thing that was the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, they could not do this for long, as people soon found out that the terrible things happening around the church ultimately changed the pureness of it as well. Members of the church became too greedy and caring for only themselves, this was shown in many pieces of literature from that time, The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer is one of these. The Friar in The Canterbury Tales portrays an overall accurate view of how friars …show more content…
According to The Middle Ages written by Mike Corbishley, the beginning of the middle ages was a time that the Christian church was still very pure, and every member took the vows they spoke seriously. Although this may be true almost eight hundred years later the church and its members were so corrupt many Christians lost faith in the teachings of the church, this according to vashonsd.org. How the situation got to this point was that people were so beaten and battered by the hard times they were facing, they thought the only way to salvation was to blindly follow the church. This quickly gave the church a lot of power, arguably more than some of the monarchs controlling the lands of Europe. This is how the mess began, and where the church became out of …show more content…
The Middle Ages is a time many countries and no doubt the church would like to forget. This is because there was a large amount of corruption in the church especially. In that time, the church had turned from a noble place where people could put their trust and faith into, to a place where everyone would like to get away from due to the greed and bad reputation. The Canterbury Tales and many other pieces of literature from this time show these problems in their

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