The Pardoner's Tale Moral Analysis

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When the host decides to create a story telling contest the pilgrims must create a story with a moral. “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Pardoner’s Tale” both have moral lessons contained in them. However “The Knight’s Tale” does a further effective job at reaching their moral lesson. The tale discussed is about two cousin who find themselves prisoners and are fawning over the same woman. The knight is a respectable person who covered both aspects of entertainment and moral. The story covers the how the two cousins are lead to a joust against one another where a terrible fate meets one of them The Knight’s moral can be interpreted a few different ways. It is obvious to point out that when two people have fallen for the same it will not be a cheerful ending for someone. Emily did not want any of this herself. One of the morals is learning that someone might receive what they ask for but not in the way they had hoped or at all. Arcita prayed to be the best in the joust and have the battle power to succeed. However Palamon took a different approach and went for the feeling of love hoping to win that strength. Palamon and Arcita both had their prayers answered, however Arcita died after being wounded. Although Emily prayed to be unmarried, she did not receive an answer to her prayer and ended up with Palamon. Another moral was how two people so close can tear apart by one person. Despite Emily not having any prior knowledge of the two and likewise with Palamon and
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