Examples Of Greed In The Pardoner's Tale

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Greed is one of the worst things a person can have in his or her characteristics during the Middle Ages.The representation of being greedy made you get looked upon by the people in many bad ways. A good example of this is “The Pardoner's Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer. “The Pardoner's Tale” shows that the idea of not being greedy in order to enhance the characterization of the Pardoner, as he used the church to his advantage to earn money. During the Medieval Times a lot of people had their faith into the church. Several people looked up to the church and included it into their everyday life. The vast majority of the people in the towns would go to the church daily. Any other ways the people would spend their time during this time would be by farming, or any activities. Some people would take advantage of the people during this time period knowing they didn’t have any other stuff to do. The church would begin to sale indulgences. They were some plain old pieces of paper that promised someone to be saved and go straight to heaven after death. That was not true, they would just sale them to be greedy and make money for …show more content…

“All they needed was a series of impressive looking letters and a confident manner in making the appeal” (Chaucer role of pardoner).The pardoner would go on to using the same tricks on everyone they saw near them. All they did was pull out the papers with the bishop's signature and use a confident manner to impress them. When the people of the villages found out about the scamming they would just ignore the pardoner's when they saw them. The pardoner’s were looked down upon the people all over the villages and all across the land. They would just simply ignore them or just keep on walking if they happened to come across a pardoner. All the years of scamming the people had come to an end and the churches were no longer making much

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