Examples Of Irony In The Pardoner's Tale

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The love of money is the root of all evil. Sharing the tale of money, greed, and how it's evil is ironic for the Pardoner. Avarice is the true root of evil. The Pardoner starts off his talent by saying a Latin phrase that makes him seem ironic to tell this tale. The phrase helps figure out the moral of the story, “Radix malorum est cupiditas”(Chaucer 170), which means the love of money is the root of evil. This tale is ironic for the Pardoner to start off his prologue of the tale. His sermon was about how he preaches about his relics solely to gain money not pardon. “I preach as you have heard me say before, and tell a hundred lying mockeries more.”(Chaucer 170). This example proves that the Pardoner tells lies about his relics and the
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