[attention getter]. Geoffrey Chaucer, in his novel The Canterbury Tales, deals with many tales of medieval life and morals. The writing follows a large group of pilgrims who have all been challenged to tell their best tale, one that teaches a valuable lesson, on the journey to Canterbury. Two of the stories told, “The Pardoner’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, make their points in very notable ways. The Pardoner tells a story of three men who come to pay for indulging in the sin of greed, while the Wife of Bath recounts a story of questionable morality involving a knight struggling for redemption after breaking his code of honor.
First of all, we shall say something about the writer, about the work and then about position of women in the medieval society, and we shall compare it with the three female characters. It will be difficult to find a point of contact between the three women except that they are all women, that they are on pilgrimage to Canterbury, and that they are within the sphere of medieval religious culture. 2. Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the Father of English literature, and is considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. Little is known about his personal life and his education.
Jay Gatsby does not have the feeling the of love in his life, even though he is desperate to be with Daisy. He is attracted to her wealth and status instead of the characteristics that truly matter in a relationship such as personality. He illustrates this in the way he tries to attract Daisy; he throws lavish parties and shows off his wealth because they both value the feeling that they can flaunt their
What would a good tale be without consisting of a moral lesson and some entertainment? As one can see in The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, there are many tales told that consists of both values. In this book many different pilgrims are on their way to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. As they travel they are told to tell four tales, two on the way there and two on the way back. The pilgrim that presents the tale with the best moral education and the greatest entertainment value wins the contest.
He does this to get the reader engaged in the story and want to read more. Authors use literary elements to convey multiple messages in a variety of ways to their audience. Every story is a quest. This means that the main character(s), or the questor(s), are trying to accomplish something or gain a better self knowledge. When the character is first introduced, he is first starting the quest, usually not knowing the end game.
Both of the works include a underlying theme and lesson that sin exists in anyone, although some like to deny it. In The Scarlet Letter, the reverends and governors Lionel a very ornate and luxurious life compared to who the puritans should live. Instead of embodying the lifestyle of the puritan life and being a role model for their community, they live their lives in grandiose houses and expensive clothes. If anything, they break two of the commandments, greed, and gluttony. While they seem completely justifiable to it because of their status, Hester's adultery sin isn't justified.
He therefore had a special love of gold.” Additionally, Chaucer criticized the behavior of another character, the Friar. Like the Monk, the Friar enjoyed a lavish and extravagant life style, always ready to befriend young women or rich men who might need his services, the Friar actively administers the sacraments in his town, especially those of marriage and confession. However, Chaucer’s worldly Friar has taken to accepting bribes and exploiting the hapless and hopeless to achieve financial gain as seen in lines 250-273: “He was the finest beggar of his
A Knight’s Tale The Canterbury Tales is about twenty nine pilgrims who are gathered at an Inn and while waiting for the pilgrimage, the Host proposes for the pilgrims to tell a tale. This paper summarizes three of the tales told by the pilgrims; The Knight’s Tale, The Man of Law Tale, and The Friar’s Tale. These tales are included in the Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The first tale is The Knight’s Tale, which is a romance tale told by a pilgrim who is a knight and whom is described as chivalrous and has fought in many crusades in different countries. The knight seems to be admired by the pilgrims, to include the Host, as well as, chosen as the first to tell his tale.
Charity to support essential services is bad because it switches provision from government to charity, rather than increasing benefits to the needy. Charity may benefit the state rather than the needy. It may lead to favouritism, not fairness. As Peter Singer once said “The interests of all persons ought to count equally, and geographic location and citizenship make no intrinsic difference to the rights and obligations of individuals.” Charity, can sometimes be seen as actually accepting the injustice itself, while trying to mitigate the consequences of the injustice. According to the critics our charitable giving is often inefficient and they also questions the ethnicity of the money raised by the charitable organisations.
Most people are forgetting to be human and considerate because they are rushing to be rich. They associate being rich with respect, dignity and being loved. While they are climbing up the ladder to success, they often trample on others. They use devious ways like witchcraft to get to the top. They do not care if they hurt someone in the process.