The Irony In The Pardoner's Tale

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The Irony in The Pardoners tale The Pardoners Tale is ironic due to the fact that “Radit malorum est cupiditas” (Chaucer line 8) means the love of money is the root of all evil. The tale is about the pardoner who is full of evil exploiting people with fake junk to receive money. The Pardoner goes around towns to those that barely have money to tell them if they pay for an old relic it will bring them good fortune. He does all of this since he thinks he should make more money for all of the work he does. The pardoner does not like to do much for free, he prefers to “drink the liquor of the grape and keep a jolly wench in every town!” (Chaucer line 48-49). If the pardoner is supposed to forgive you of sins why is it that he drinks alcohol and
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