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In Canterbury Tales Chaucer uses the Pardoner and the Prioress to subtlety display what he thinks of the church The Prioress is after the attention of men The Pardoner is after money Chaucer shows the corruptness and hypocrisy integrated into the religious society at the time of the story He saw the religious society as a corrupt society The Prioress is a nun that seems to be infatuated with how she appears romantically and physically towards males She was known as Madame Eglantine Madame Eglantine was a French lady that was very much associated with romantics She was very prim and proper From her lips no morsel ever fell This could be interpreted that she is the head of her covenant and she wants to represent it well because it would be rather rude if she did have bad table manners But I think that she was more interested in being gracious and beautiful than being a good representation of her covenant She also wore a rosary around her arms with small coral beads and from them hung a brooch of golden sheen The style of day in the secular world was this brooch style This confers more that she was after worldly things and this does not go along with her supposed beliefs The corruption is shown through the pardoner also The pardoner was a priest who gave out pardons for sin In that time some it was common practice to give money for forgiveness of sin What the pardoner was after was money not the saving of souls or the betterment of society money He is supposedly a man of God yet he is extremely greedy and takes advantage of peoples sins The Pardoner was very good at what he did One of his tricks was almost like an Indian medicine man He had a shoulder bone supposedly owned by a holy Jew he told people that if they dipped the bone in
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