The Knight's Tale Vs Pardoners Tale Essay

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In both “The Knight's Tale” and “The Pardoner's Tale,” there are valuable lessons that should be recognized. Each tale was not only educational, but they were also entertaining, they both held a strong meaning behind them. Here is the real question: does one tale trump the other? Did one have a more valuable lesson? Well, the answer is yes. “The Knight's Tale” had more moral value and it vital points that are important, while “The Pardoner's Tale” was more for entertainment. In “The Knight’s Tale,” both Palamon and Arcita are held as prisoners of war by King Theseus. One day, Palamon was looking outside of his cell and saw a beautiful woman named Emily. He instantly fell in love with her. When Arcita had saw Emily, he fell in love as well, which was very unsettling for Palamon. Then, one day, Theses had only freed Arcita upon the request of a friend, which angered Palamon because now Arcita could spend countless hours with Emily and win her heart. Little did he know that Artcita could not be seen at the kingdom or he would be executed. Still, this did not stop Arcita because he ended up disguising himself anyway. After a couple of years, Palamon had enough and drugged the prison guard in order to escape. When Palamon ran out of town and found Arcita they began to fight for Emily’s love. Theseus found them fighting and was displeased that they were…show more content…
Personally, I believe “The Knight's Tale” had more meaning behind it than “The Pardoner’s Tale” considering that a vital lesson was learned at the end. “The Knight’s Tale” states that you should be careful for what you wish for. While “The Pardoner’s Tale” included three drunken men that ultimately when behind each others backs for the sake of wealth and the ending was fatal. Therefore, I believe it is more entertaining than knowledgeable. This being said, “The Knight’s Tale” showed better understanding of the
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