The Pardoner's Tale
The Canterbury Tales
The Pardoner shares this tell because he feels as though the Franklin told a pious story, poking fun at those who were taking this journey for religious purposes. The Host had kindly asked that the Pardoner tell a light and funny story. However the Pardoner felt as though he had to fulfill his duty of sharing a story based off of his profession.
- A Pardoner by definition is by definition a person who is licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences.
- Relieves people of their sins they have committed
- least important traveler according to Chaucer
- One of the religious figures on the pilgrimage
piteously- deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity
avarice- insatiable greed for riches
saunter- to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
pallor- unusual or extreme paleness, as far from fear, ill health or death; wanness