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The Parson & the Pardoner In the world of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”, we are introduced to many distinctive characters, each with their own story to tell. Chaucer gives his own interpretation and view on each of the pilgrims, clearly seeing through each one of their motives. Some are corrupt, while some are honest. A clear contrast between two specific characters: the Parson and the Pardoner, serves as a perfect example to showcase the different personas we consistently see throughout the story. The Pardoner plays his holy role in which he grants pardons/forgiveness to others for their sins, in exchange for wealth. At the time, it was very common for church folk to use the system to their advantage, and the Pardoner falls nothing short of this. Naturally, he uses manipulation to woo others into supporting his “cause”. He would sing, and preach wonderfully, “all with polished tongue” (715). At the same time, he fools others into

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