A Distant Mirror Analysis

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In the short article from “a Distant Mirror” by Barbara W. Tuchman, the story Place in the fourteen century, when money was the root of all evil and Almost everyone was desperate to do anything for it, even in church, some of the priests were corrupted with the obsession of having money. “When church practices were calculated at a money value, their religious content seeped away.” Which means that the priests in the church will do anything for money, but afterwards the priests will be Penitence and be “Forgiven” for what sin they just Committed. In the short tale From a Distant Mirror it explains how the children are legitimized because they were born by unmarried couples who were not considered the legitimate offspring of the father. Also how they are able to…show more content…
He would rather take the last penny from a widow and her starving family than give up his money, and the goods that such income brings him. The Chaucer uses characterization in a similar and irony way, in the tale From a distant mirror it describes how money can change people and What people will do to get money as well. Also in the tale of the Pardoner He tells how money can ruin a friendship and end up in the hands of Death. The Pardoner also says that he also he preaches solely to get money, not to Correct sin, His one and only interest is to fill his ever-deepening pockets. The irony the Chaucer uses is that there is a price to pay when it comes to greed, Also how the conflict of both tales are similar when the three rioters from a The Pardoner tale found money in the forest and when they skimmed against one Another for the money so they can be the richest man in there town, and how Anyone who has the money in a Distant mirror they can make the enforcers turn a The Pardoner tale found money in the forest and when they skimmed against one Another for the money so they can be the richest man in there town, and
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