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Essay heading: Canterbury Tales:the Pardoner
 
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Although the Pardoner is extremely greedy, he continues to try and teach that "Avarice is the root of all evil" (6). He explains to the pilgrims how money is the root of all evil, and then he takes the money from them in exchange for forgiveness of their sins. This action could be seen in two ways...
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Perhaps the Pardoner is a very greedy, trecherous man, or perhaps Chaucer is trying to jab at Christianity by alluding to Christ. The characters in his tale display great hypocrisy as well. As the tale begins, the friends all act very trustworthy and faithful towards all of their friends. They nobly make a decision to risk their lives while trying to slay their friend's murderer...
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Canterbury Tales:The Pardoner
Although the Pardoner is extremely greedy, he continues to try and teach that "Avarice is the root of all evil" (6). He explains to the pilgrims how money is the root of all evil, and then he takes the money from them in exchange for forgiveness of their sins...
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Canterbury Tales:the Pardoner
Although the Pardoner is extremely greedy, he continues to try and teach that "Avarice is the root of all evil" (6). He explains to the pilgrims how money is the root of all evil, and then he takes the money from them in exchange for forgiveness of their sins...
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Gods Grandeur
Although the Pardoner is extremely greedy, he continues to try and teach that "Avarice is the root of all evil" (6). He explains to the pilgrims how money is the root of all evil, and then he takes the money from them in exchange for forgiveness of their sins...
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The Pardoner's Tale: Irony
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The Pardoner's Tale
He cares not about helping people like a pardoner should just about his own welfare, and if he does happen to help somebody it was purely coincidental...
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In The Mind Of The Pardoner
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