An Ironic Tale of Hypocrisy Analytical Essay by Calwriter

An Ironic Tale of Hypocrisy
A character analysis of the Pardoner in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales".
# 55054 | 1,325 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Jan 17, 2005 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper looks at how Chaucer portrays the Pardoner's character in an ironic manner as one who is very Christian or church-like. Sadly, the Pardoner takes advantage of innocent poor people by selling them fraudulent holy relics. It also explains how Chaucer's irony is apparent in the fact that the Pardoner tells of his own tale.

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