Pardoner's Tale


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  • Chaucer’s Pardoner is the most corrupt of the pilgrims.Role Play Slips
  • What was the promise they broke?" "Why did they break their promise?" "Who is the old man?"
  • Draw conclusions based on yourknowledge of the Pardoner and your own experiences with promises/ broken promises.Moral of the story (something along the lines of "money or greed is the root of all evil").What it means to keep a promise.The pardoner tell this story to preach and perhaps to frighten the pilgrims into buying pardons for their sins, especially now at a time when death, in the form of the Black Plague, is lurking around every corner.The role of the old man is to illustrate deception and perhaps the idea that with age comes wisdom (the wisdom of deception). Discussion on whether or not students think the old man is death.
  • Jesus tells many of them in the Gospels
  • Pardoner's Tale

    1. 1. Pardoner’s Tale From The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
    2. 2.  What do we know about the Pardoner?KWL (Prediction)
    3. 3.  What we want to know about him and his tale after the Role Play? ? ? ? ? ? What do you predict the story is about from the role play?KWL (Prediction)
    4. 4.  What we learned from the Pardoner’s Tale? ◦ Moral of the story? ◦ What does it mean to keep a promise? ◦ Did they all deserve to die, why or why not? ◦ Karma ◦ What did the old man represent? ◦ Why would the Pardoner choose to tell this tale on the pilgrimage?KWL
    5. 5.  “Moneyis the root of all evil” ◦ Moral from Pardoner’s Tale Parable: A simple storyused to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. Fable: A short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.Parable/Fable
    6. 6.  Exposition: Characters and Setting Rising Action: Events leading to conflict Conflict: Struggle in the Story Falling Action: Events Resulting from Conflict Moral:LessonComponents of a Fable/Story
    7. 7.  Write your own Fable/Parable. Requirements/Rubric: ◦ No more than a page. (Preferred to be typed) ◦ Must have a moral that relates directly to the story. ◦ Must be descriptive especially with setting  Imagery (5 senses) ◦ Use Characterization ◦ Conflict must make sense as to why it is a problem ◦ Use your imagination.Write your own Parable
    8. 8.  Contest: ◦ Just like the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales we will host our own competition between one another. I’ll pick the best 3 parables/fables from each class and YOU will vote who has the best parable. ◦ The winner will receive 10 extra credit points!Contest
    9. 9.  What was something that made you mad, or curious, or excited, or frustrated? 1.Thinkof asituation that has impacted you 2. Boil it down to its most basic elements 3.Rebuild a new situation to make the point even clearerBrainstorming
    10. 10.  What moral would you like to teach? Who will your characters be? How can you show that moral in a story? What problem must your characters solve? How does your fable end?(Whats the solution to the problem?) Must learn a valuable lesson.Brainstorming
    11. 11.  The Tortoise and the Hare ◦ Importance of patience and the dangers of excessive pride The Lorax ◦ Be kind to the environment The Prodigal Son ◦ It is only by God’s grace that we are saved, not by works that we may boast of ◦ http://www.ambrit- Examples
    12. 12.  The early bird catches the worm. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. Honesty is the best policy. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Look before you leap. Pride leads to a fall. He who tries to please everybody pleases nobody. Treat others the way you would like to be treatedCommon Morals
    13. 13.  Start writing down ideas Share with your neighbors beside you Fill out the sheet due Wed./Thurs Parable/Fable due Friday.Fable/Parable Guide