Similarities Between The Pardoner's Tale And A Simple Plan

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A modern adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘A Pardoners Tale’, has been transformed from a prose poem into a film called ‘A Simple Plan’, by Sam Raimi. A Simple Plan does sustain interest in the text A Pardoners Tale, as many of the valued elements have been adapted to suit current society’s expectations and morals. Ramie has achieved success in reconstructing and reinventing key elements from the moral tal8e produced in the late 1300’s (also known as ‘The Chaucerian era’). Raimi demonstrates an ability to engage audiences by communicating the values of greed, murder and deception, this is despite the change in context which have altered considerably. Greed is present in both texts. Raimi’ text, A Simple Plan’, depicts Jacob and Lou who display …show more content…

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The Pardoners role applies to the Churches secular power. Chaucer’s religious figure is demonstrated as being deceitful and guilty of numerous sins, and is even shown as worshipping the devil and not God. Society at this point in time was very religious and refused to accept any alternative views on the topic, so Chaucer employs techniques of hypocrisy, figurative language and didactics to symbolise the bias of humanity in thirteenth century England. Contrast to ‘A Pardoners Tale’, ‘A Simple Plan’ has little to no connection with religious material, as the church had lost its dominance and no longer possessed the power it did in the Chaucerian Era, as people felt they could decide on their own individual moral codes. Raimi creates a sense of atheism in his transformation of the text, as characters commit acts that would be classed as ‘sinful’ and reject biblical beliefs. Raimi juxtapositions the audience to have a dramatic impact, and also uses rhetorical concepts for

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