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Analysis of the Friar’s Tale In between the lines of the tales that compose the Canterbury Tales , written by Geoffrey Chaucer, it becomes clear some of its themes and literary characteristics. On a pilgrimage to Canterbury, pilgrims share tales, which accentuate the corruption of the church and clashes between social classes. Chaucer’s poetry satirical characteristic is pertinent and worthy of a profound analysis. In the Friar’s Tale, that tells the story of an immoral summoner, whose job is to control people’s restitution for religious and unacceptable crimes, and who has interactions with the devil, satire is also very present. When the summoner is first introduced by the Friar, he is described as an immoral character, who is a selfish solicitor of money, that collects rumors, blackmails, and has an improper conception of ministry. He has a mercenary nature, and is introduced with the use of satire, as an immoral character as “thief, and then a summoner, and a bawd”. The irony used by
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