The elder two “agreed to slay the third and youngest.” (Chaucer 257/258). Literally as soon as the youngest left, the other two started plotting his death. But what they would not expect is that he had had the same thought. He purchases wine that contains poison, killing two birds with one stone. Upon his return the youngest rioter stabbed to death, and the other two died from drinking the poisoned wine.
He then launches into a long tangent of how gluttony and drunkenness are the roots of all sin. He then continues to tell of three drunkards in a tavern, who looked outside on a funeral knell to see a corpse being carried down the street. One of them sends a slave to see who the corpse was only to find out that he was an old companion of his whose heart was smashed by a stealthy thief named Death. The three drunkards became rioters as they decide to avenge their dead companion by destroying Death. After walking for about half a mile, the threesome ran into a pitiful old man who had been waiting for Death to come to take his heart.
He once was beautiful, but is now ugly due to his betrayal with Christ. He tears other sinners apart, but in return stabs himself in the back. No matter what, the pain inflicts on others will always inflict pain upon himself. Everything he does will cause him a stab to the back, slowly tearing away greater portions of his skin. Lucifer’s suffering is most appropriate by far, along with the suffering of Brutus, Cassius, and Judas.
Torture then at that time was used to punish a person for his or her crimes, intimidate them and the group to which he or she belongs, gather information, and/or obtain a confession. During the Elizabethan era, treason was considered as the worst crime a person could ever commit. There were many torcherous forms of punishment in the Elizabethan era that ranged from burning, or stretching, hanging, to suffocating a person accused of a crime. One popular form of punishment during the 16th
In the late Fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a story depicting a religious leader called the Pardoner who taught his congregation the same mantra that belief , giving and acts can be used to win God’s favor. Geoffrey Chaucer used the Canterbury Tales to highlight some of the problems in his culture. Chaucer points out specifically the corrupt religious leaders and the role and view of women.
In The Pardoner’s Tale from Canterbury Tales, courage has been present as a bad thing to have. The Pardoner told a story about money is the root of evil, it could give people courage to do things against their morals. Three men who were decided to kill death, people were dying from the black death. "At once the three young rioters began To ran, and reached the tree, and there they found A pile of gold florins on the ground, Now-coined, eight bushels of them as them as they thought. No longer was it Death those fellows sought.
… Before moving away, he looked at Cecil and raised his foot, kicking him several times in the head to release his hateful venom” (108). Boll weevil is similar to war, as they both typically harm people for a hateful cause. Boll weevil kicks Cecil several times after he kills him, to show his hate toward him for not giving the money. Likewise, war is hateful because many soliders go out to fight, filled with hate, to fight for a one-sided cause. Both reprocussions as a result of Boll weevil’s actions, and war,
Nero has become one of the most infamous men that ever lived. Although Nero has impacted Rome positively, he has done several charges that would inevitably send him to hell. Taking part in several murders, which include the killing of his mother, partaking in homosexual acts, and even betraying his beloved country, he will endure eternal punishment in hell where he will suffer for the heinous crimes he has committed throughout his
It also manifests the point that evil is not only applicable for adults, but for children as well. Furthermore, the characters are unexpectedly reciting immoral phrases and saying vile words that is inappropriate for their age. “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood” (Chapter 4, page 69).
They are punished by this because they can’t control nothing. In the fourth circle, where dante walks through seeing the sinners who sinned of being greedy, this circle is called The Avaricious. As found in canto 7, the sinners in this circle are degraded by making them so physically squalid of rolling weights. (Lines