What reward is suggested for the best tale?
In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the prize for telling the best tale on their pilgrimage was a free dinner, paid for by all who are going on the journey to Canterbury.
What is the moral of the story of the Pardoner’s Tale?
The overt moral lesson in “The Pardoner’s Tale” is that greed is the root of all evil, as it is explicitly stated by the pardoner. In addition, gluttony, drunkeness, gambling and swearing are each discussed in the “Prologue to the Pardoner’s Tale” as moral vices to be avoided.
What are the 3 rioters doing at the beginning of the story?
At the beginning of the Pardoner’s Tale, we meet three party boys who spend all their time in the taverns, drinking, gambling, and whoring around. The Three Rioters see a corpse go by one day and learn that it is the body of a friend of theirs, killed by Death.
What do you think the poor old man symbolizes?
The poor old man keeps asking for Death to take him, but he never does. What do you think the poor old man symbolizes, and why? The old man symbolizes death, because he is portrayed as disgusting and rotting.
What kind of person the Pardoner is?
Chaucer’s Pardoner is a highly untrustworthy character. He sings a ballad—“Com hider, love, to me!” (General Prologue, 672)—with the hypocritical Summoner, undermining the already challenged virtue of his profession as one who works for the Church.
What does the monk enjoy most in life?
It shows he lives simple and takes whatever is given; humble; easy and enjoyable ride.
Which character did Chaucer not like?
He was a jester and could poetize, But mostly all of sin and ribaldries. Here, we can see that Chaucer characterizes the Miller as a somewhat ugly cheater who’s also fond of telling dirty jokes. Based on this description, which seems to be mostly negative, we could reasonably assume that Chaucer dislikes this pilgrim.
Where does everyone meet in the Canterbury Tales?