The Pardoner’s Tale

In Geoffrey Chaucer’s famous work, The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of human nature, all of which still apply today. In the phrase, ‘avarice is the root of all evil’; (Hopper, 343), one can fail to realize …

The Evil Rooted In Women

Chaucer, in his female pilgrimage thought of women as having an evil-like quality, that they always tempt and take from men. They were depicted of untrustworthy, selfish and vain. Through the faults of both men and women, Chaucer showed what …

The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucers descriptive technique used to present the Reeve emphasized his physical characteristics as well as the success he attained in his occupation. It is evident that Chaucer gives two different perceptions of the Reeve, one perception …