Date of publication: 2017-09-04 10:27
The good characters of book stand for the various virtues, while the bad characters represent vices. “The Red-Cross Knight” represents holiness while “Lady Una” represents truth, wisdom and goodness. Her parents symbolize the human race. The “Dragon” which has imprisoned them stands for evil. The mission of holiness is to help the truth, fight evil, and thus regain its rightful place in the hearts of human beings. “The Red-Cross Knight” in this poem also represents the reformed church of England fighting against the “Dragon” which stands for the Papacy or the Catholic Church.
The Pardoner's Tale has it all—greed, gluttony, drunkenness, murder, bad guys getting what's coming to them. What's not to like? And we don't even need a pardon after reading it, because in the end, it's a morality lesson.
The Merchant wears a forked beard, motley clothes and sat high upon his horse. He gives his opinion very solemnly, and does excellent business as a merchant, never being in any debt. But, the narrator ominously remarks, I noot how men hym calle (I don t know how men call him, or think of him).
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Exactly as the other two had planned it, it befell. They killed him on his return, and sat down to enjoy the wine before burying his body – and, as it happened, drank the poison and died. The tale ends with a short sermon against sin, asking God to forgive the trespass of good men, and warning them against the sin of avarice, before (this, we can presume narrated in the Pardoner’s voice) inviting the congregation to “come up” and offer their wool in return for pardons.
The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the greatest works produced in Middle English. The Canterbury Tales essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Wife of Bath was somdel deef (a little deaf, as her tale will later expand upon) and that was a shame. The Wife of Bath is so adept at making cloth that she surpasses even the cloth-making capitals of Chaucer s world, Ypres and Ghent, and she wears coverchiefs (linen coverings for the head) which must (the narrator assumes) have weyeden ten pound. She had had five husbands through the church door, and had been at Jerusalem, Rome and Boulogne on pilgrimage. She is also described as Gat-tothed (traditionally denoting lasciviousness), and as keeping good company, she knows all the answers about love: for she koude of that art the olde daunce (she knew the whole dance as far as love is concerned!).