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What is the theme of the Pardoner's Tale?
Last Updated: 24th April, 2020
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Besides, what is the moral 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 is the Pardoner's purpose in telling this story to the other pilgrims? To begin with, the Pardoner tells the other pilgrims about what he does for a living. He's a church official who travels the countryside, selling pardons (pieces of paper blessed by the pope that were used to pardon sins) and showing off fake relics.
Regarding this, what does the Pardoner's Tale reveal about the Pardoner?
The Pardoner admits that he preaches solely to get money, not to correct sin. He argues that many sermons are the product of evil intentions. By preaching, the Pardoner can get back at anyone who has offended him or his brethren.
What genre is the Pardoner's Tale?
The genre of The Pardoner's Tale is an extended exemplum, a story that shows a character's true morality. The Pardoner chose this tale in order to use it as a sermon. He goes on this journey with an intent to gain gold from people for his false pardons.