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Unformatted text preview: Americans care about what other people think of them. At first, I was not really looking for inspiration from The Tales, however after reflecting, I realized that all of these stereotypes can be represented by sins and characters. For example, Americans who are worried about how they look could be considered sinful using pride. This would mostly relate to the Prioress who always wants to look her best and never middle-class. Another example would be with Americans who are obsessed with money. This would be sinful using greed and would be something done by the Pardoner, who lives his life based off greed. If Chaucer were alive he would be shocked at how similar our society is (moral/virtue wise) compared to his. Just about everything included in The Canterbury Tales could related to someone in modern society....
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- Spring '07
- The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer