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THE PARDONER’S
TALE
GEOFFREY CHAUCER
English poet (1342-circa
1400)
Known as the Father o
English Literature
Author, philosopher,
alchemist...
Paul Bettany as Geoffrey
Chaucer in A Knight’s
Tale, a movie that is a
modern interpretation of
one of The Canterbury
Tale...
LITERARY WORKS
◦ The book of the Duchess
(elegy)
◦ The House of Fame
◦ The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
A work of fiction
 A collection of stories told
by a group of pilgrims
travelling to Carnterbury.
The Canterbury Tales
These tales contributed
to shaping English
Literature and
establishing clear
standards regarding the...
◦The relevance of this work consists on
being wirtten in English, rather tan in
Latin or French.
◦This makes it the first ...
◦Chaucer used his broad knowledge of people and places to
create the variety of realistic characters in his work.
◦The plot structure of the Cantebury Tales
is known as a “frame story”.
◦The frame is the group of pilgrims.
◦Each one tel...
◦The pardoner’s Tale is a story with a
moral, meant to guide people away from
sin.
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The pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer (Introduction)

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A brief introduction to one of The Canterbury Tales

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The pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer (Introduction)

  1. 1. THE PARDONER’S TALE
  2. 2. GEOFFREY CHAUCER English poet (1342-circa 1400) Known as the Father o English Literature Author, philosopher, alchemist, and astronomer
  3. 3. Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale, a movie that is a modern interpretation of one of The Canterbury Tales
  4. 4. LITERARY WORKS ◦ The book of the Duchess (elegy) ◦ The House of Fame ◦ The Canterbury Tales
  5. 5. The Canterbury Tales A work of fiction  A collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims travelling to Carnterbury.
  6. 6. The Canterbury Tales These tales contributed to shaping English Literature and establishing clear standards regarding the use of written English.
  7. 7. ◦The relevance of this work consists on being wirtten in English, rather tan in Latin or French. ◦This makes it the first collection of tales written in vernacular English
  8. 8. ◦Chaucer used his broad knowledge of people and places to create the variety of realistic characters in his work.
  9. 9. ◦The plot structure of the Cantebury Tales is known as a “frame story”. ◦The frame is the group of pilgrims. ◦Each one tells a story, which can be comic or philosophic.
  10. 10. ◦The pardoner’s Tale is a story with a moral, meant to guide people away from sin.

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