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The Pardoner - "The Pardoner's Tale By David Bechard...

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“The Pardoner’s Tale” By David Bechard English 203 Intro to Western Classics Professor Janice Wang
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Chaucer gives great detail to describe the characteristics of the Pardoner. The pardoner is full of lies and deceit. He tries to sell relics of saints that are fake and tries to pass them off as the real thing. I will critically pick apart the characteristics of the pardoner and the feelings the characters he encounters has for him. After the detailed analysis of the Pardoners characteristics, the belief is that, the Pardoner is fraudulent, deceitful, and has no moral values. What I understood was that the Pardoner has really no sense of moral value because of how he convinces his audience through the guilt brought about from his tales. Why does the Pardoner choose a moral tale about avarice(greed) and what kind of key words does he use to enrich his points in the story? On line six the Pardoner states that, “Radix malorum est cupiditas” meaning in Latin “Avarice (greed) is the root of all evil”.
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