The Pardoners Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer


The Pardoners Tale

The Pardoners Tale

  • Title: The Pardoners Tale
  • Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
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  • Page: 127
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Essential Reading for Students of Medieval Literature The Pardoner s Tale is one of the most interesting of Chaucer s Canterbury Tales The tale on its own is a neatly told exemplum on the dangers of greed, but the tale and its prologue also casts a light on one of Chaucer s most interesting characters the Pardoner himself, and his own love of greed and deception This e Essential Reading for Students of Medieval Literature The Pardoner s Tale is one of the most interesting of Chaucer s Canterbury Tales The tale on its own is a neatly told exemplum on the dangers of greed, but the tale and its prologue also casts a light on one of Chaucer s most interesting characters the Pardoner himself, and his own love of greed and deception This edition presents three versions of the General Prologue description of the Pardoner, the Introduction, Prologue and the Tale The three versions are Original version in Middle EnglishDual Middle English and Modern English version with a line by line translation rather than a parallel prose translationModern English versionThere is also a brief introduction to the tale.


Recent Comments "The Pardoners Tale"

3.5

[Short review from memory until I re-read and re-review at a later date:The second book I've been made to read in academic circles that I've actually enjoyed?! I think so. What I liked so much was that it's in Ye Olde English, which is great, but often hard to understand. Reading it in both ways (translated and original) will definitely be done, I feel.]

This was the tale I had studied at A-level and my first taste of Chaucer. I hated this character, he was as corrupt as others in his profession. But yet he is seen to be boasting of his corruption. I remember when I was studying this, I mainly found the context interesting which was the corruption of the church at the time and Chaucer calling on it.

‘The Canterbury Tales’ has survived for some 650 years and with good reason. Originally conceived as a vast project whereby a group of disparate individuals from all walks of life undertake a pilgrimage to Canterbury and decide to establish a competition on route to alleviate the boredom (itself a humorous joke on the fact that they should all really be considering their sins and thinking on God): a story telling competition – they will relay one tale each on the way there and one on the w [...]

Fragment VI of The Canterbury Tales consists of just two tales, from the Physician and the Pardoner.The Physician's tale is another of Chaucer's tales of abused women. This time a young girl, just 14 years of age, who is beautiful and free from vice, about whom the local judge develops a fixation. He rigs up a legal case stating that the girl isn't the man's daughter, but an escaped servant and forces the man to surrender his daughter to a paid lacky of the judge. The man goes back to daughter a [...]

I may or may not have rapped this entire story

The Pardoner, along with the Wife of Bath and the Host, are the most vivid and dynamic of Chaucer’s pilgrims. The Pardoner is a wretched man, boastful of his nefarious arts yet confident enough to then ply them on his fellow pilgrims. It’s not enough that he is a con artist, he must tell others of his exploits. But he can’t help but then try to con them with his tricks. When trying his arts on the Host, the Host takes him down a few pegs, responding he’d rather cut off his (the Pardoner [...]

The Pardoners tale ( although somewhat off putting with Chaucers language) , tells us more than 'som moral thing' but in fact many great lessons for our lives to keep, using many biblical terms and phrases to heighten these! His sermon interlude is stunningly inserted betwixt his prologue/ hideous description and tale of the three 'revellers' who blaspheme in hunting for death but instead despite their 'brethren' and brotherhood beliefs end up being the deaths of eachother as they find florins o [...]

I liked it alot because it's such a hypocritical story. The pardoner using everyday objects and lies saying that they are real relics. He then entices the peasants to come to his lectures where he discusses greed is bad and the only way to go to heaven is pay the pardoner for your sins. He tells the people of a story of 3 drunk guys at a bar, who want to avenge deat, who is apparently a living being. They find an old man, who tells them under an oak tree there is death and money. 2 of the men su [...]

Another read for A2 lit. Possibly the last text for my A-Levels. Exciting stuff. I expected to hate this. I couldn't find the Middle English version online and haven't ordered a physical copy yet, so I guess the modern (ish) translation was easier to read. The verse and stuff, I didn't actually mind. Mildly humorous in parts, too. Actually quite good stuff.Edit - I've read the Middle English version now. I hated it. Awful tripe, never make me read Chaucer again, please. Also, the exam's done, so [...]

Reading Middle English took a lot of getting used to. As for the actual story, I quite liked it. I found the pardoner himself to be a pretty repulsive character though, and the characters of his story are very difficult to get ones head around, because they're all so elusive. It was quite interesting trying to work out who the old man and the 3 main characters might represent (because, as characters, they must represent something, as they have very few individual features).

“The Pardoner’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer is about three young men who spend much of their time in revelry. Chaucer uses death and an old man to put his moral into the story. They go on a journey to find The theme is always that greed is the root of all evil. I would recommend this book for high schools because it is a harder read and it will challenge your reading skills.

Detailed analysis of the book in A-level English literature; brought me closer to the Christian faith than ever, revealed wonderful insights of the relationship between God and man, and the hypocrisy of self-proclaimed Christians (the Pardoner) who God utterly hates. Wonderful character study, warranting a special position on my shelf.

Really useful revision tool which I feel will really improve my grade in the summer. I struggled getting with my understanding of The Pardoners Tale but reading this book made me power through it and I actually really enjoyed and understood it a lot more.

I cheated a bit and read this in 'translation' because I couldn't find a Middle-English version, it struck me as a kind of weird Deathly Hallows fairytale proto-type- people being tricked by Death and its ultimate inescapable nature

This story was alright, it was pretty predictable after the first few pages but there were some funny parts. Analysing the story was probably more fun than actually reading it. It feels more like something to read for the sake of having read it than for entertainment.

I read a modernized version first because Middle English does my head in. I thought the story was great. I really enjoyed it and loved the humor at the end. I actually laughed out loud, causing me kids to look at me as if I had lost my mind. Lines 660 on if you're curious.

my heart goes out to everyone else who is forced to read this for a levels like i was

strangely enjoyable :)though 14th century English is mostly French and Latin

I read this in the ye old (Middle) English along side a modern translation for my A-Level course and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I'll definitely be looking at some more of Chaucer's works

So this got me reading the Canterbury tales again,good stuff if you can figure out the olde English speech but you get the point.


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