Analysis Of The Canterbury Tales And The Pardoner's Tale

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There are two tales that were studied during the reading of The Canterbury Tales. The first tale is called “The Knight’s Tale,” and the second tale is called “The Pardoner’s Tale.” The two tales from The Canterbury Tales did a significant job of ensuring that each tale had incorporated an essential set of morals that would be followed throughout each of the two tales. The two tales hold an equivalent amount of detail, and both were successful in following the Host’s two rules. After careful consideration, “The Knight’s Tale” is the winning tale according to the judgement of moral education and entertainment value. The first tale is called “The Knight’s Tale.” Theseus was known as the Great Conqueror of the city of Athens. One day in Athens,…show more content…
The Pardoner begins his tale by describing people who spend their lives drinking and engaging themselves in other forms of excessive wrong-doings. The Pardoner decides to interrupt the meeting of the drunken people and tells them that what they are doing is gluttony. The Pardoner describes gluttony as what caused the downfall of mankind in Eden. The next thing that the Pardoner criticizes is gambling, he claims that this act destroys the wealth and power of all men. The third and final thing that the Pardoner criticizes is cursing. Cursing is said to offend God in a way similar to many other harsh and meaningless…show more content…
One man will go to town and steal bread and wine, little does the other man know, he will be killed so the other men can share a greater amount of wealth. The men prepare a trap in order to kill the other man when he returns with the wine and bread. The man who goes into town to get wine and bread is having similar thoughts about being the richest man in town and not sharing any of the wealth. He goes to the apothecary and gathers some poison, he puts the poison into the two bottles of wine and left the third bottle clear of poison. He returns to the old oak tree only to be attacked and killed by the other two men. The two men decide to celebrate, they each pick up a poisoned bottle of wine and within minutes they have died. When asked to choose between the two tales, the tale chosen was “The Knight’s Tale”. The reason for this is that this tale included both educational morals and entertainment value. Some of the educational morals included learning that family is important and that family should stick together despite hard times. The entertainment value that stood out the most was the battle scene. The battle scene was intense and exciting, this kept the reader’s on their toes. Therefore, the winning tale is “The Knight’s
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