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Through hundreds of years the society has been changing and evolving In Chaucers Canterbury Tales and Matt Groenings The Simpsons both contexts reflect the negative attitude of their respective society Both texts criticize similar areas of humanity using methods such as satire irony and humour With these techniques as well as the type of medium it is an effective way of presenting the issues of society Chaucer depicts each character satirically or sincerely according to the characters influence on society The corruption of the church is being criticized by his descriptions of religious figures For example in one of his portraits the monk is supposed to lead a simple life focused on god but instead he lives lavishly The monk was expected to eat simple things like bread and water along with some fruit He was a lord ful fat and in good point implies that he is well looked after He enjoys hunting animals An outridere that lovede venerye This suggests that he does not care about his duties and rules and also his spiritual life is absent The description of his clothes with grys and that the fyneste of a lond suggests that he has misused the churchs funds Also being a monk out of his cloystre he does not even live in the church and therefore does not follow the conventions of being a monk Another portrait of a religious figure is the prioress She is extremely considerate towards animals and favours them over the starving community of smale houndes hadde she that she fedde with rosted flessh or milk and wastel-breed Roasted meat and white bread were considered to be the finest foods and it is not appropriate to feed them to her pets This is another sign of the misuse of funds in the church And theron being a brooch of gold ful sheene implies vanity and this contradicts to her role as a nun Analysing the
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