Satire And Corruption In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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Church is a place one goes to worship a greater power. Just because one goes to church does not mean he has the right intentions. In the Canterbury tales Chaucer shows an excellent example of a person with not good intentions. Chaucer uses satire to illustrate church corruption throughout The Pardoner’s Tales. “The love of money is the root of all evil.” The pardoner does not want to save people from sin, but to gain money from the people. He is all about himself, as long as he has food, shelter, and a girl in every town he is all good. He could care less about the words he preaches to others and how others live. His main goal is basically to gain much money as he can off others with less effort at all. The best way to describe him is an imposter who makes his living by fooling people into thinking he forgives their sins, and in exchange for gifts, and he takes their money. His stories and false relics fool the people of…show more content…
The element of satire shows how ones greed could have someone end up in a bad situation. The three guy’s intense selfish desire for money lead them into death. Being selfish is not always the right way to be in certain situations. As the pardoner says “No, none! When they are pushing up the daises, their souls, for all I care, can go to blazes." That’s exactly happened to those three men under that tree. The world has plenty of obstacles in it. Most individuals use the church to face those obstacles. If one gives an individual words that cannot give someone hope or faith. What’s the meanings of giving someone inspiration at all. In The Canterbury Tales, the pardoner says “because my only interest is to gain; I’ve none whatever in rebuking sin.” He gives people false statements, and does not even care if someone is going through things are not. That causes so many negative vibes and thoughts about coming to the
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