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    expose and criticize people 's stupidity or vices.” One author who took full advantage of the use of satire in his literary works was Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer’s use of satire in some of his most important writings; General Prologue, Pardoner’s Prologue/Tale, and Wife of Bath’s Prologue/Tale is displayed in a very ironic and exaggerated way. Throughout these stories, Chaucer used his characters to express his feelings without taking the blame for his opinions. He uses satire as a tool for his writing,

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    constructed within the literature. To begin, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Poet Pearl defines the knights code. Soon to become the knight has to break the code for his survival. Next The Canterbury Tails, Geoffrey Chaucer presents the characters in the poem, starting off with their profession. Chaucer puts a twist on the characters,

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    In The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer there are three rioters who are sent to kill Death. On their trip to find Death they are told, by an old man, that Death was left under a tree. When the rioters arrive at the tree they find a bag of Gold coins. The rioters are very greedy and two of them plan to kill the other but the third rioter is also planning on killing them. In the end they all die and the moral is to not be greedy but The Pardoner is guilty of this. In The Pardoner’s Prologue he

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    meaning “Love conquers all.” Physical Attributes: She had a handsome nose, eyes as grey as glass, a small and soft red mouth, a fair and broad forehead, a modest smile, and is well nourished and physically developed since she is “not undergrow” (Chaucer, 156). Proper Role: As a nun, the Prioress

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    “Radix malorum est cupiditas” translated from Latin into “Greed is the root of all evil.” (Chaucer 125) Throughout the Pardoner’s Tale, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, this is the story of three men that treat people lower than them and they end up finding a whole pile of gold, but they end up killing each other to get the gold to themselves. The entirety of the three men end up dead and not even one gets the gold. There are many topics involving greed, this essay will involve what it is about, the

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    Saturization of Religion In Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, religion is satirized by Chaucer. Chaucer, in Canterbury tales makes fun of the hubris things in life, Hubris is the excessive pride in one’s abilities or self confidence. Geoffrey Chaucer was a poet who was dominate in the middle ages, but he also would satirize many things and make fun of many things also. Canterbury Tales is a poem that is made up of many different tales and stories put into one epic. Chaucer is satirizing the importance

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    Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Miller and The Pardoner’s Tale which are both fable tales that consists of entertainment, life lessons learned, and how the power of greed can overcome friendships. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote these tales as a part in determining one’s status in a world that is constantly changing economically, politically, and socially, Chaucer works in The Cantebury Tales were influenced by these forces. The Miller and The Pardoner’s Tale are similar texts in which both tales explain the significance

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    The “General Prologue”, written and narrated by Geoffrey Chaucer, the prologue describes and narrates all of the pilgrim’s behaviours, emotions/ethical standpoint, physical features and most important their flaws. Many of the pilgrims were described with horrible flaws. Many people reading this in modern time do not understand how these pilgrims behaved. Chaucer wrote the prologue of the “Canterbury Tales” in order to give people an understanding of how the medieval times were before they begin reading

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    Everything is not what it seems. Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of The Canterbury Tales, elaborates the previous statement in the best way possible. Chaucer’s descriptions of the religious characters reveal the ugly truth about the Church in the Middle Ages. Chaucer portrays most of the religious characters negatively, having them not follow usual stereotypes. The nun, who certainly goes against the status quo, reflects the Church structure. The characterization of the nun shows the Church’s power

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    Chaucer wrote the book: The Canterbury Tales, in which a group of men going on a journey all tell a tale. Within each tale is a moral lesson as well as each tale consists of a corrupt action committed within the church and is conveyed by those kind of characters within the story. One of the tales that Chaucer tells in his book is called: The pardoner 's tale. Within this tale the pardoner (who is telling

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    Perks of Sarcasm (Chaucer 's Use of Satire to Reach Intended Audience) Geoffrey Chaucer, also known as, “The Father of English Literature,” uses satire in his stories to influence his intended audience. Satire is the use of humor or irony to reveal a person 's stupidity. Considering Chaucer 's stories are legendary, he never fails to through some satire into his writing. With that being said, using it while writing a story is one of the most effective ways of writing. He uses the

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    money and to sell his books and to attract an enormous crowd every Sunday. 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.

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    Throughout history, many societies needed to classify people in societal groups; it was crucial to establish a “norm”, in other words. For some people, though, where they supposedly belong was not satisfying at all. Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest both examine how individuals wonder and reassign themselves a “worthier” position. Do they consider their actual position fair? Would they change it? What does it requires? Each author respond those questions

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    The Canterbury Tales, readers met so many religious figures who amount to a pure source of hypocrisy and contradiction such as the Friar, the Pardoner, the Nun, and more. Geoffrey Chaucer, the author, brought a delightful dose of sarcasm in various descriptions of the religious characters

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    will agree are powerful wardens upon chastity”(Chaucer). Chaucer, the father of English literature wrote a tale called Canterbury Tales where he told a story about a religious journey. This tale is made up of many different stories by characters that Chaucer made up to prove a point. Chaucer doesn 't agree with a lot of things that are going on in his society so Chaucer uses satire. Which is the use of humor, or irony to expose people 's stupidity. Chaucer uses satire in the Canterbury Tales to attack

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    The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, reveals that religion does not make moral individuals. Chaucer goes on about telling how several of the characters on the pilgrimage had questionable lifestyles yet the characters were taking part in a religious journey. Religion can only influence a moral character but does not make its followers untouchable to the imperfections found on earth. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer’s character, The Pardoner, is a church official who altered the peoples mind

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    living.” (Chaucer 227-228). From this quote you can clearly see that the Friar is breaking the vow of poverty. The vow of poverty is when a person promises to own nothing personally but to live modestly. To not be attached to material or worldly possessions. In doing so, it will allow him to attach himself to God without encumbrances. The Friar executes breaking the vow again when the speaker says, “But anywhere a profit might accrue courteous he was and lowly of service too.” (Chaucer 253-255),

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    In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer utilizes the immoral character of the Pardoner to tell the utmost moral tale through satirical devices, presenting the true greed and hypocrisy that runs throughout the Church, regardless of it attempt to cover it. Chaucer introduces the hypocrisy within the Church through the characterization of the Pardoner, as he is explained to be a man with, “flattery and equal japes./He made the parson and the rest his apes” (“General Prologue” 607-608). “Japes” are

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    Pardoner uses his speaking skills and church position to steal money from the poor peasants who don't know any better. Chaucer depicts the corruption among the Clergy during the Middle Ages through the Pardoner's tale. Chaucer also depicts how the Pardoner's appearance is a reflection of him. Historically, the church in the medieval ages was corrupt and money hungry. Geoffrey Chaucer depicts this corruption through The Pardoner’s Tale. Specifically, the Pardoner was a prime example of abusing the power

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    Geoffrey Chaucer’s framed narrative, The Canterbury Tales, follows the tale of twenty-nine extremely different pilgrims making a journey to Canterbury. They are led by a character called the Host, who houses the pilgrims on their first night before their expedition takes place. Along the way, the Host creates a competition to pass the time; he has each of the travelers tell a story, and whoever shares the best story will win a free meal at the end of the pilgrimage. Each individual character telling

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