ThePardonersTaleandTheWifeofBathsTale - The Pardoners Tale Prologue subject greed Moral tale Prologue and tale from medieval sermon Tale is called a

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The Pardoner’s Tale Prologue subject : greed Moral tale Prologue and tale from medieval sermon Tale is called a explem Says the root of all evil is selfishness “Radix malorum est cupiditas” Knows the irony of his tale Preaches against what he is guilty off Kirk→ scottish for church The apostles preached for pure heart of christ, he preached for himself Would take the last penny of a poor widow with starving children Drunk when he tells the tale Irony is that he is telling a tell about 3 drunk men Tale Chaucer uses verbal, situational, and dramatic irony Chaucer uses personification Gives death life like qualities The pardoner is avaricious - greedy Uses symbolism Anything that might stand for something else Many say this tale is a parable parable → story that teaches a lesson Takes place in Flanders Modern Belgium A group of young men are at a bar drinking, eating, gambling, and cruising Curse a lot, especially using God’s body “God’s hands, legs, etc..” Insult christ Pardoner focuses on 3 men Young men show all vices Stews: house of prostitution Superfluity: excessive in anyway 3 men heard a bell bringing a coffin around the town Tabern maeve tells rioters who has died Ritiers: undisciplined young men Time of play Heard handbell ringing tell tavern boy to go out and find who died Tabern boy says you know who died it is your friend
Death killed this man - died face up and was drunk Death is being personified as a person Tabern boy take death literally, as real person Publican (owner of pub) village over there when the black plague killed everyone in the village Be prime to meet death anywhere you go Better be ready to meet God everyday Death could strike anytime with all the plague and such This is life to get through, be moral to meet God Bubonic plague is going around (the black death) One of the rioters is going to search and try to kill death The 3 men vow to go out and find death Rioters are drunk Idea- to find death and kill it We 3 will be brothers they say = unholy trinity Examples ~ Unferth kill brother, Cain and Abel (all unholy) Zounds → god’s wounds [way of swearing] The men find an old man who tells them to be quiet They say he's so old he could be dead Old man so nice to them say God be with you grant you peace Archetype → element repeated in literature Wandering Jew~ apocrypha Book in the bible, man insulted christ as he is carrying the cross. Sit up in tree along root cavalry, was cursed with not being able to die, sinned so badly that had to live forever in a miserable state, he wishes to die The old man looked for someone younger to trade bodies with but he never found anyone Body is the prison of the soul Would exchange all the clothing in his closet, wear drift→

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