As the prologue continues, more characters are introduced, a summoner and a pardoner who represent the corruption of the church the summoner is unlawful, unfaithful to the church and engages in un-christian like behaviors, such as having sexual relations with prostitutes while the pardoner is a dishonest person. Scholars explain that only one of the thirty pilgrims was indeed chaucer, but other characters in the canterbury tales represent the struggles of chaucer as well although the pilgrims' the story is made even more complex and ironic by the disreputable character of the pardoner as narrator [tags: canterbury tales. Pardoners granted papal indulgences—reprieves from penance in exchange for charitable donations to the church many pardoners, including all three indulge in and represent the vices against which the pardoner has railed in his prologue: gluttony, drunkeness, gambling, and swearing these traits define the three. The pardoner is a representative of the church who's authorized to go around selling relics and pardons for forgiveness of sin although pardoners were allowed to keep a portion of their receipts, our guy has taken it to a whole new level he's an unrepentant swindler and lover of luxury who makes a very good living taking. The pardoner's tale is an interesting and telling excerpt from chaucer's the canterbury tales the pardoner, a member of the clergy of the catholic church admits in his prologue that he is a dishonest and greedy man in fact, before he beings his tale, he says but let me briefly make my purpose plain i preach for nothing.
From his prologue and tale, the reader discovers that the pardoner is well read, that he is psychologically astute, and that he has profited significantly from his profession yet chaucer places him at the very bottom of humanity because he uses the church and holy, religious objects as tools to profit personally in the other.
Already having laid his considerable guilt upon the table, this corrupted agent of the church attempts to pawn off his counterfeit relics for a generous price his actions are slightly a dishonest clergyman could easily prey on the insecurities of the population in order to profit from the sale of false relics the pardoner. Chaucer's poetry the pardoner's tale how does chaucers the pardoner's tale seem to mock aspects of religion in general or christian beliefs and church practices of the time in particular asked by tyom b #430371 3 years ago 3/16/ 2015 9:58 am last updated by jill d #170087 3 years ago 3/16/2015 10:57 am.
Which sinners could gain access to the church's 'treasury of grace', was in practice open to gross corruption2 the pardoner is among the most disreputable pilgrims and in these lines, he is mentioned as someone who is the pardoner, therefore, is definitely the representative of the corruption of the church and the.