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    Katan Jones Mrs. Gentry English IV- 3rd period Canterbury Tales The story that is the best is the Pardoner's tale, not only does it teach you to be loyal to your friends, but it also shows that money is the root of all evil. The story itself is a warning to everyone that when it comes to money not everyone can be trusted. The pardoner before the story even states that he is a fraud. We learn at the beginning of the prologue that the narrator does not really hate him but in fact admires his sales tactics, even though he's not the most trustworthy person he does have the courage to admit what he does is wrong and he only does it for the money. Not a lot of characters in the book have the courage to do that. The rest of the characters usually tell a story somewhat related to their ulterior motive but would not make it too obvious to the other characters that's how they really are. The reason the characters kept it hidden is because they are so well respected that they'd rather not lose all their respect and become broke and poor, back in the day your name is all that you had and if you did something to ruin it nobody would ever want to marry, talk business or befriend you. The Pardoner's tale is about three young men coming together to form a riot against death, it is understood that the three young men are friends and brotherhood in that time period is an…

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    In The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the stereotypes and roles in society are reexamined and made new through the characters in the book. Chaucer discusses different stereotypes and separates his characters from the social norm by giving them highly ironic and/or unusual characteristics. In Chaucer’s society, the traditional feudal system was losing its importance and the middle class began to emerge. The middle class characters within the Canterbury Tales, with their personal…

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    as an admirable and precious gift long before Geoffrey Chaucer and his The Canterbury Tales, as Publilius Syrus of the 1st century B.C. once questioned “What is left when honor is lost?” (Stolinsky). This question, although pondered long before the mid 1300’s, was depicted within the chivalric code, with honor being one important attribute that knights were expected to retain. In our day and age, honor is typically displayed through athletic awards or academic achievements; however, in Chaucer’s…

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    People have many different opinions on what women most desire in life. When Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the “Canterbury Tales”, he addressed this question head on. It is certain that different women would like different things, but in the same regard many women want many of the same things. In the Canterbury Tales, it is prevalent that the different stories show that different women want different things. Some women could just want money, while others just want love and vice versa. It is very well…

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    “The Miller's Tale” in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, tells a story of three men: John, Nicholas, and Absolon, who are in love with one woman, Alisoun. Lies make up a substantial portion of “The Miller's Tale” they are shown in ways of adultery, trickery, and downright lies. These lies pose the question of whether or not the lies told in “The Miller's Tale” can be classified as moral or immoral? The bible states, “no sin is greater than any other”, while that is a spiritual belief, it…

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    There were many different elements in The Canterbury Tales that made Chaucer choose the stories he wanted to tell in the book. Originally in the book, there were many characters that decided to go to Canterbury to pray at a grave to ask for forgiveness or say thanks in some sort of way. On the way to Canterbury, the host of the pilgrims came up with a way to make the time pass by faster. He proposed that the pilgrims tell stories on the way, and the person with the best story, would get a prize…

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    figureheads therefore hold the power to evoke and influence various emotions and thoughts through the manipulation of religious belief. In the collection of stories, The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer revisits the individually unique narratives of socioeconomically differing pilgrims who are making the journey to Canterbury. His commentary contrasts the pre-existing expectations…

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    Have you read the Canterbury Tales it’s a frame story about several character. Pardon Tales and the Wife of Bath's are character represented in the Canterbury Tales and have a lot of similarities for example are how both character are portrayed as negative characters who only goal is to obtain what they desire, in both of the stories it has a moral that could relate and both stories also have distinctive differences. Both the Pardon Tale and the Wife of Bath are famous for their influence on…

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    In the canterbury tales, chaucer encounters pilgrims and they agree to tell chaucer two stories on their travel. Before they start to talk about the stories, chaucer describes the pilgrims in physical detail revealing their inner nature. Three of the pilgrims that chaucer described their inner nature are the Wife of Bath, the Monk, and the Clerk. These specific pilgrims are described in a unique way. He is not just describing the physical features he is describing who they really are. In the…

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    Canterbury Tales Humans perceive things in a certain way. These perceptions are shaped by processes such as drives and expectations. One might create an image of someone or something, but that image might be completely imaginative. The Canterbury Tales’ Prologue tells the story of certain group of people during the Medieval Period. In the Prologue, characters’ traits and personalities show a contrast with those who actually lived during the Medieval Period. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer…

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