Views Of The Church In The Canterbury Tales



In the epic poem The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer writes about religious characters. He writes about the nun, monk, parson and the pardoner. We can tell how Chaucer feels about the church and the people of the church by they way he depicts the characters.
The nun is portrayed as a coy woman. Chauncer says she was known as madam eglantyne. If she is a nun and people call her madam this shows that she isn't very devout to saving herself for god she isn't such a clean soul. She believes love conquers all that's not what a nun should really be concerned about. His view of her isn't that great but it is not against her its neutral.
The next character is the monk. The monk was portray as a ...

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character is the Parson. Chauncer depicts the Parson as a smart man who is into studying. He is one of the few people Chauncer portrays an a good manner. Pardons is also is a holy minded man who is a person who can priest and praise Christ who is really the only devout Christian in this story. He doesn't look down on any men he doesn't think he is higher than anyone else. Chauncer likes this character and only has praise this is a good depiction.

The final character is the Pardoner. The pardon is a money collector and gives people pardons for their sins. He is portrayed as having hair like wax and he said thinly they fell like rat tails one by one. Since he mentions a dirty animal this can show how he disapproves of the way Pardoner. He is also shown as loving money 2 much by mentioning his wallet. This is a depiction of how the parson is money-hungry.

We can draw a conclusion that Chauncer has many different views of the church in the time he lived. From agreeing with the way ...

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