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  • The Pardoner In The Canterbury Tales

    The Medieval period was a time of firsts, the first Crusade, the first census, the first manifestation of the modern-day perception of knights and kings alike. The fourteenth century was also full of literary firsts, the most predominant being the shift from scholarly reading to a more universal style of tales written in Middle English, introduced by Geoffrey Chaucer, a timelessly renowned poet. The Canterbury Tales, considered the most important literary piece of the Medieval period written in 1392 by Chaucer, is considered his greatest achievement although the work is fragmented. The Tales begins in Chaucer’s day, the fourteenth century, in a quintessential English town named Southwark. Inside this town is a pub named the Tabard Inn, owned…

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  • The Importance Of The Canterbury Tales

    Those of Importance (An Addition to Canterbury Tales) Around the year 1300, Chaucer wrote “The Canterbury Tales”. In this story, he begins to describe the people that he takes on his adventure to Canterbury. As he begins to describe each person who embarks on this journey alongside him, he tells of who they are and the kind of affect they might have on other people. After he tells of who these people are, he then makes the effort to tell of personal stories from each of the characters. Through…

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  • The Church In The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury tales clearly illustrates that the institutional church was still a very prominent and established symbol of importance in England around the 1400’s. However, a more prominent theme in the Canterbury Tales is that the Church was in a corrupt state. The Institutional church is well represented in the Canterbury tales. The book, in its entirety, is based around religion because the book is a tale of 29 pilgrims, and the stories they tell to entertain one another on their journey to…

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  • Moral Values In The Canterbury Tales

    Throughout history, there have been several pieces of literature that are remembered for their educational and recreational value. One of these highly acclaimed pieces of work is The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer composed a thrilling frame tale that includes multiple stories within the plot, which encompass several different values that were essential to have when this book was written. Chaucer included 20 different stories into one, with drastic variations of moral and ethical values.…

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  • The Friar In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

    Author Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales toward the end of the medieval period. Regarded as the first true English poetic masterwork, The Canterbury Tales describes twenty-nine pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral to see the shrine of St. Thomas Becket. Chaucer describes many fictional characters from the different social classes in the Middle Ages; in particular, he includes many figures affiliated with the Church such as the Friar and the Summoner. These two characters share…

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  • Morality In The Canterbury Tales

    In The Canterbury Tales, a quite diverse group of people gather together in the Tabard Inn, waiting to embark on a journey to Canterbury. Each pilgrim has a unique personality and aura, which the reader discovers in the prologue of the story. The journey to Canterbury is fairly lengthy, ergo the Host decides to ask the pilgrims to play a game. The game consists of each pilgrim telling four stories: two on the voyage to Canterbury, and two on the way back. The Host also determines two categories…

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  • The Canterbury Tales Analysis

    The Catholic Church classifies pride, lust, gluttony, envy, greed, laziness, and wrath as the seven deadly sins. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, he analyzes each of these sins and their influence on the lives of pilgrims making their way to Canterbury. Among these pilgrims, the reader would stumble upon a nun and a pardoner. Although the nun and the pardoner share employment in conjunction with the Catholic Church, the sins of which they are guilty differ immensely, as do their…

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  • Greed In The Canterbury Tales

    Since the beginning of time, greed has saturated human nature. Geoffrey Chaucer makes this fact apparent in The Canterbury Tales, translated by Peter G. Beidler. At the foundation of all of these stories, Chaucer calls attention to the basic traits of humanity and how they affect the everyday life of everyday people. Of the ten tales that Chaucer wrote, the lust for money and material goods plays the most prominent role, especially in those which concern the Church. Chaucer uses two pilgrims to…

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  • Theme Of Love In The Canterbury Tales

    Love is an intense feeling that is highly critical to human life. Everyone has their own beliefs and knowledge about who and what to cherish. Geoffrey Chaucer demonstrates the different ways the people fall in love in The Canterbury Tales. It was written in the year of 1400, which was the most well-known piece of writing in medieval English that Chaucer wrote (Nikolopoulos). The Canterbury Tales begin with the general prologue with the arrival of spring, where the narrator describes the…

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  • Examples Of Hypocrisy In Canterbury Tales

    The Selected Hypocrisy Tales The beauty of history comes to us as lesson to be learned, corrected, and used as guidance for the future. Times surely have changed but human behavior hasn 't seemed to follow accordingly as we can depict from some of the characters in Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Hypocrisy can be noticed in a lot of the characters but the most two most evident being the Monk and the Pardoner. We will look to break down what it is about these characters that Chaucer was…

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