Corruption Of The Clergy In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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In the prologue of the Canterbury Tales, many characters are apart of the Catholic Church. The clergy includes the nun, the monk, the parson, the summoner, the friar, and the pardoner. Within these members of the clergy, there are two types of role models: corruption and righteous. The clergy was made up of mostly corrupted members, but there was one righteous member. The only righteous member, in Chaucer’s narration, is the parson. He was an excellent role model of the church. He did everything for the good of the people and not himself. He gave away everything he owned to people in need. He does not search for glory from anyone. Additionally, he follows what he teaches himself. On the contrary, the clergy had many corrupted members associated
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