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in the pardoner’s tale by geoffrey chaucer the corruption of the church during the middle ages is demonstrated
Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale” demonstrates the corruption of the church during the Middle Ages.
“The Canterbury Tales,”by Geoffrey Chaucer— 29 Pilgrims— ----It’s the pardoner’s turn To tell a tale…. The Pardoner Lines 689-734: The Pardoner
Professional Class Military Knight, Squire, Yeoman Religious Nun, 3 Priests, Friar, Parson, Pardoner, Summoner Secular Cleric, Serjeant at Law, Merchant, Skipper, Doctor
Chaucer’s “Prologue to the Pardoner’s Tale” and “The Pardoner’s Tale” The Pardoner Lines 689-734: The Pardoner
Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil.
Analyze Chaucer’s “The Pardoner’s Tale,” its significance to literature, and its universal themes and language Discern between end rhyme and internal rhyme. Compare Chaucer’s work to a modern version that also uses end and internal rhyme. Define SAT words --avarice; castigate; adversary
Language is powerful Storytelling is a tradition still found in our culture Universal truths of the past still relevant today
In Chaucer’s day----social system upheaval--- beginning of middle class---Black Plague--- Protestant Reformation… In Our times---Economy, economy….recession…wall street bail outs…holidays---spending---- commercialization…..
Avarice Castigate Adversary SAT Words for the Week
End Rhyme Yet with these 'relics`, whenever he spied A simple parson from the countryside In one day he made more money I fear Than that simple parson made in a year. And so with his false flattery and craft He made the people and the priest seem daft. But, and indeed to be perfectly fair, In church, he was a noble cleric there;
Internal Rhyme Choking on tears, he said, "Death is a thief! / My friend was asleep and his breath just ceased./ May he rest in peace, and never be stressed. / I guess people ever need to be ready to meet Death."
The pervasiveness of greed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0VHiON kot8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0VHiON kot8
“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that 'greed' -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed -- you mark my words -- will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscG3k91s58&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscG3k91s58&feature=related In the 1987 film “Wall Street” Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) delivers a speech that has now become famous… part of which was about greed…
“Do you agree that greed is good…???” Can money buy happiness? Is love of money the root of all evil? Support your response with examples from your reading, your own experience, and/or your observations of others.
http://www.bremesoftware.com/Chaucer/ind ex.htm http://www.bremesoftware.com/Chaucer/ind ex.htm pardoner-- a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense ; a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences Indulgences-remission of punishment granted by church to free remorseful Christians from public penance
sold pardons and indulgences to those charged with sins loud high-pitched voice, long flaxen hair, had no beard (and would never have a beard), effeminate characteristics knew how to sing and preach to people to frighten them to buy the relics made a lot of money selling his fake relics
A voice that sounded like a goat. Feminine features I think he was a gelding (castrated) or a mare. He sold relics “For in his bag he had a pillow-case Of which he said, it was Our True Lady's veil: He said he had a piece of the very sail that good Saint Peter had, on the time he sailed In that one day he gathered more money than the parson in two months, that easy”. He used flattery and preached with his smooth tongue.
http://cmsweb1.lcps.org/51620821161515513/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=112101 http://cmsweb1.lcps.org/51620821161515513/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=112101 http://aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/chaucer/pardoner.acds http://aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/chaucer/pardoner.acds My story begins in a bar, where three friends Drink cheap gin and party hard all weekend. These men were riot-starter types Who spent the better part of their money on cards and dice, Livin' the life of loose women and vice, Pickin' fights, seduced by all seven different types Of sins: a feeding frenzy of Vengeance, Vanity, Lust, Greed and Envy. Devious energy left them half-insane, Laughing deranged like hyenas at their bastard games; As each glass was drained and each bet was placed, They set the pace and left space for their next mistakes. All excessive waste and drunken rambling, With eager hands trembling. Eventually gambling Leads to pan-handling, but that's the price You pay to cast the dice, and other appetites Pay the same sacrifice, while the false assumption Is they help us function, when really it's just a dungeon Of self-consumption. In other words it's not worth it;
The following is an example of an end rhyme: When they had gone not fully half a mile, Just as they were about to cross a stile. 1. True 2. False