Choose two of the pilgrims from “The Canterbury Tales” and explain how their tale is a reflection

Choose two of the pilgrims from “The Canterbury Tales” and explain how their tale is a reflection of their lives.

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  1. 1. The Pardoner: He was a preacher who made it clear that the main reason he preached was to get money from his audience. The three rioters in his story reflected his greedy personality.

    2. The Knight: The Knight was a respectable man and a man of affluence whose speech was dignified. The good Duke in his tale reflects his personality.

    Explanation:

    1. The Pardoners Tale: The Pardoner's love of money and lack of principle is reflected in his tale. He told the story of the three rioters who lived reckless lives. They drank, ate excessively, stole, and did many other abhorrent things. One day they were told about a certain Death that was killing people. They set out to kill death. When they got to an old man who pointed at death under a tree for them, what they saw was three gold coins which the felt was not death. Their greed to all have the gold coins exclusively for themselves led to their deaths.

    2. The Knight: The Knight's tale a that of a duke of Athens named Theseus. He was a kind duke for he helped four women who had lost their husbands and denied their bodies by Creon, the lord of Thebes to recover and cremate them. He was also kind in the way he handled the case of to condemned criminals, Palamon and Arcite who were at ar over a beautiful woman they both loved.

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