The Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Introduction,

The Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue and Tale: Interlinear Edition (Thrifty Classic Literature Book 74) The Canterbury Tales recounts the stories told by pilgrims to one another as they make their way from London to the shrine of St Thomas Beckett in Canterbury This volume contains the Pardoner s Tale a story rich in detail about the exploitation of ordinary folk in medieval times at the hands of men of religion This interlinear edition places Chaucer s original middle English text in alternating rows with a new translation into modern English This allows readers to understand unfamiliar words and phrases immediately and without needing to look elsewhere The translation into modern English differs only slightly from those found elsewhere Here, the key difference is that each line is translated separately, and thereby avoids the problem seen in some translations that words are borrowed from adjacent lines to help maintain Chaucer s rhyming structure Accordingly, 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Middle School level This volume contains the complete and unabridged text with line Numbers together with an easily understandable translation into modern English which means it offers excellent value for money 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 s testi 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 s testicles and carry them in hog s turds rather than kiss the Pardoner s relics The Pardoner s story is great What I find most interesting is the old man who is also seeking Death not to kill it, but to submit to it Worn by time and age, made weak and withered, he seeks to return to the Earth, to the mother, and he raps upon the ground with his cane to gain entrance It s a very stark interlude in an already dark story The Cambridge edition has a very good introduction, providing the context of the story and some important historical background The text of the story itself, though, it pointless to read It provides no footnotes, and the endnotes are sparse and difficult to use If you are already familiar with Chaucer s English, this is the reading edition for you If not, enjoy the introduction and then go to the Everyman s Library edition that putscopious notes right on the page to assist in the reading Wow truly surprising The story is three fold The pardoner, a man of the cloth, reveals to the entourage how immoral he is despite being society s moral standard Next, he gives a brilliant, passionate sermon on human vices, then ends with a startling tale to illustrate his points.I m sincerely beside myself with how deeply Chaucer delves into this character s complex personality Ir s equally shocking he slams the Church so hard Any history I ve read indicates that doing so was unconsci Wow truly surprising The story is three fold The pardoner, a man of the cloth, reveals to the entourage how immoral he is despite being society s moral standard Next, he gives a brilliant, passionate sermon on human vices, then ends with a startling tale to illustrate his points.I m sincerely beside myself with how deeply Chaucer delves into this character s complex personality Ir s equally shocking he slams the Church so hard Any history I ve read indicates that doing so was unconscionable in that day and age andso given Chaucer s stellar career as a statesman. 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 way bac 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 way back The charismatic host will then decide on the winner As with Shakespeare, many of the tales are not necessarily original They are drawn from and inspired by other literature of the era as well as Chaucer s own imagination Moreover, as with Shakespeare the numerous different copies transcribed by scribes and relayed by word of mouth have resulted in many of the tales having multiple versions and some becoming mere fragments Further, many of the tales have either been lost or were never completed due to Chaucer s untimely death There is an enormous amount of scholarship surrounding Chaucer and the authorship of his tales However, what remains important about them to my mind is not whether he uses this word rather than that or whether he was influenced by French or German literary antecedents, but the stories themselves.Probably like many out there, I was first introduced to Chaucer at A Level where my dynamic English teacher made us read the Wife of Bath s Tale aloud with accents This was initially greeted with significant embarrassment and tittering However, it brought the text to life and although we were all at first sceptical and fairly uncomprehending this is not English we thought we were soon drawn into the rhythms of the language and laughing uproariously It was an all girls school and any whiff of a sexual innuendo sent us into fits of giggles even at 17.I have since read a number of his tales although by no means all and what remains impressive is Chaucer s ability to engage with a range of genres and create tales that are so different We can laugh at The Shipman s Tale or be captivated by the romance of the Knight s Tale or drawn into a fantasy where animals speak in the Nun s Priest Yet at the same time there is not only wonderful poetry here, but Chaucer also provides us with an enlightening insight into Medieval society Here is an eclectic group of people thrown together by a situation that would have never allowed them to socialise otherwise and their cultural views and roles within this society are brilliantly exposed.This is nowhereso than in the case of the Pardoner s Tale A pardoner is a supposedly religious man who sells pardons bits of saints bodies or pardons to ensure that the recipient who repents will gain a quicker passage to Heaven Well, this may seem entirely out of touch with our society Yet what Chaucer exposes here is a corrupt religious practice and practitioners playing on the fears of those who have nothing and their primitive beliefs in hell fire and damnation whilst himself living an entirely immoral lifestyle governed by materialism, pride and lust sound familiar Unlike the other tales, this is appropriately narrated from the setting of another inn which allows the pardoner to drink throughout and attempt to peddle his wares rather less successfully at the conclusion of his tale.His tale, which he takes some time to get around to after a long preamble about his experience of the world s sins, is the story of three rogues Indulging at an early hour of the morning, they witness a funeral procession and when they are told that the corpse is an old friend who has been killed by a familiar local assailant Death they determine to find the figure of Death and kill him Yes, indeed they are foolish rogues On the way into the forest to meet their target they encounter an old man who claims that he wishes to die, but can t However, he is able to tell the rogues where to find Death as he has searched for him If they follow a short path into the forest, they will find Death They promptly do exactly this only to discover an enormous treasure of gold Sending their youngest member back to town for victuals to consume whilst they wait as they cannot simply take the gold home without arousing suspicion, they each begin to formulate their own plots Without revealing too much, it is soon obvious that it is not merely gold that they have discovered in the forest at all.This is a superb tale and I certainly enjoyed it as much as that of the Wife of Bath andthan The Nun s Priest s Tale that I read last year The story is at once sinister with its gothic overtones and at the same time darkly comic whilst being told by a charismatic narrator the kind of character we love to hate, and have to listen to The tale and prologue contains both a moral imperative and a religious satire At only about 700 lines or so including introduction, this is an easy read However, I would strongly recommend reading an annotated edition that can provide you with an insight into not merely some of the less familiar language, but also to some of the contextual details that enable a fuller understanding of the text.There is also a superb adaptation aimed at younger audiences made by the BBC in 1998, which I feel captures some of the spirit of the main narrative youtube If you are looking for a first taste of Chaucer, this is definitely the text for you lively, entertaining and brilliantly written, yet also utterly revealing of the era, I thoroughly enjoyed the Pardoner s Tale

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