The Canon's Yeoman's Tale

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    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 particular similarities as well as differences. While both the Friar and Summoner are described as being morally corrupt and are excellent embezzlers, their relationships with others differ. In The Canterbury Tales, the Friar is described performing…

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    In America, there is a growing problem that exists with money fraud, laundering and sly scams. “Americans are criminally defrauded of $12.76 billion annually,” (Kita) a number that will continue to rise with the prevalence of technology being used in the work space and also in the common day household. People can be tricked into giving their money away in a variety of ways. In “The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale” in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, he elaborates on this idea, and allows us to…

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