Canterbury Tales Pardoners Tale PPT

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Warm Up: Vocabulary
• Write three sentences that utilize any three of
the following words, with context clues:
-Adversary: Opponent or enemy.
-Prudent: Cautious; careful.
-Gratify: To satisfy; indulge.
-Deftly: Skillfully; nimbly.
Reading Strategy p117
• How would you describe the tone of the
tavern-knave’s report?
Reading Strategy p117
• How would you describe the tone of the
tavern-knave’s report?
His tone is objective and emotionally detached.
The large number of plague victims has
probably dulled the shock he feels from
another death.
BIG IDEA – Power of Faith
• Keep these questions in mind as your read….
• Why do the rioters focus on the gold rather
than on the plague? (please answer)
• How are the deaths the men create different
from Death? (please answer)
BIG IDEA – Power of Faith
• Keep these questions in mind as your read….
• Why do the rioters focus on the gold rather
than on the plague?
Maybe…the men see the gold as something
that can give them pleasure, whereas they
can do nothing about the plague.
• How are the deaths the men create different
from Death? (please answer)
They control the deaths they inflict.
Vocabulary
• Adversary: NOUN: opponent; enemy.
Literary Element p118
• What is ironic about the rioters’ resolution?
Literary Element p118
• What is ironic about the rioters’ resolution?
Death is personified throughout the tale, and
the rioters ironically confuse the abstract and
the concrete by speaking of Death as it were
a living person. “Killing Death” is an
oxymoron.
Reading Strategy p 118
ANALYZING TONE
-In what tone does the rioter answer the “poor
old man”?
Reading Strategy p 118
ANALYZING TONE
-In what tone does the rioter answer the “poor
old man”?
He uses a cruel, demeaning tone.
Big Idea – Power of Faith p118
• How does the old man show his religious
faith?
Big Idea – Power of Faith p118
• How does the old man show his religious
faith?
He wishes to die but puts his faith in God’s will.
It is an article of Christian doctrine that only
God has power over life and death.
Literary Element p119
• What is ironic about the rioters’ discovery?
Literary Element p119
• What is ironic about the rioters’ discovery?
In discovering treasure, the rioters no longer
seek death.
Warm Up
• What do you think will happen with the three
rioters, whom found bushels of gold?
-Make a prediction. 1-2 complete sentences.
Warm Up part II
“Greed is the root of all evil”
Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Big Idea – Power of Faith p120
• How does the rioters’ deduction illustrate a
perversion of Christian Faith?
Big Idea – Power of Faith p120
• How does the rioters’ deduction illustrate a
perversion of Christian Faith?
The rioter substitutes good fortune for the will
of God. He deduces that he and his
companions’ continued debauchery is a
matter of fate, which is considered sinful by
the Christian Church.
Vocabulary p 120
• Prudent : ADJECTIVE: Cautious; careful.
Reading Strategy p120
• Reread lines 148-157
• What prediction might you make about the
proposal the first rioter will make ?
Reading Strategy p120
• Reread lines 148-157
• What prediction might you make about the
proposal the first rioter will make ?
He will somehow suggest tricking or doing
away with the youngest one.
Literary Element p121
• What ironic thread runs through the dialogue
among the three rioters?
Literary Element p121
• What ironic thread runs through the dialogue
among the three rioters?
The three rioters pledge trust and friendship to
each other while harboring treachery and
betrayal in their hearts.
Big Idea – Power of Faith p 121
• What point about the Devil is the Pardoner
expressing here (lines190-193) ?
Big Idea – Power of Faith p 121
• What point about the Devil is the Pardoner
expressing here (lines190-193) ?
The Pardoner attests that God allows the Devil
to put evil thoughts into the minds of humans
and to tempt them into sin and damnation.
Vocabulary
• Gratify: Verb: to satisfy; indulge.
Reading Strategy p122
• How would you describe the Pardoner’s tone
in relating the deaths of the last two rioters?
Reading Strategy p122
• How would you describe the Pardoner’s tone
in relating the deaths of the last two rioters?
Although he is relating a grisly death, his tone
is cool and objective-for example, he cites a
scholarly treatise on poisons.
Vocabulary p122
• Deftly : ADJECTIVE : skillfully; nimbly.
Warm Up
• What is an example of irony in the “Pardoner’s
Tale”?
Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning
that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
FYI-Vocab/Pardoner’s Tale Quiz Monday
After You Read-Questions 123
• 1. Why are you surprised they way the tale
ends?
• Would any other ending have been as
satisfactory? Explain
Question 2 p123
• What are the three rioters doing at the
beginning of the story?
• B) What do the opening lines imply about the
character of the rioters?
• C) Why might this story use these characters?
Question 2 p123
• What are the three rioters doing at the beginning
of the story?
DRINKING, CAROUSING AT THE TAVERN.
• B) What do the opening lines imply about the
character of the rioters?
Thy are drunkards.
• C) Why might this story use these characters?
Because they are good characters to represent sin.
#3 p123
A) How does the rioters’ treatment of the tavern
knave and the old man characterize the
rioters?
B) How does the old man characterize himself?
#3 p123
A) How does the rioters’ treatment of the tavern
knave and the old man characterize the
rioters?
They show no respect for others.
B) How does the old man characterize himself?
As a “wretched prisoner” waiting to die.
#4 p123
A) When the rioters go in search of Death, what
do they find under the oak tree?
B) What symbolic association about greed might
Chaucer be making here?
#4 p123
A) When the rioters go in search of Death, what
do they find under the oak tree?
They find a large pile of gold coins.
B) What symbolic association about greed might
Chaucer be making here?
Its an association between love of money and
death of the soul.
#5 p123
• A) Why do you think Chaucer decided to
personify or give human qualities to Death?
• B) Do you find this personification to be an
effective literary device?
#5 p123
• A) Why do you think Chaucer decided to
personify or give human qualities to Death?
Chaucer wanted to show the absurdity of the
rioters trying to find Death to kill him (which
results in their own death)
• B) Do you find this personification to be an
effective literary device?
Personally……put your opinion here.
#6 p123
• A) What do you think the moral of the
exemplum (story)?
• B) Do you find it ironic that the Pardoner has
told a moralistic tale? Explain…
#6 p123
• A) What do you think the moral of the exemplum
(story)?
Greed is evil, money is evil, never trust a drunk...
• B) Do you find it ironic that the Pardoner has told
a moralistic tale? Explain…
It is ironic because the Pardoner tells a tale of his
own vice(greed), since he sells his religion for
money.
#7 – p123
• In what way does this tale illustrate the power
of faith in medieval society?
#7 – p123
• In what way does this tale illustrate the power
of faith in medieval society?
In rejecting Christian morality, the rioters bring
about their own deaths.
Literary Analysis
• Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is
the opposite of its literal meaning.
EXAMPLE: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all
weekend.
• Dramatic Irony: irony that is a drama and is
understood by the audience but not grasped by the
characters in the play.
• Verbal Irony: irony in which a person says or writes
one thing and means another.
• Situational Irony: irony involving a situation in
which actions have an effect that is opposite from
what was intended,
#1
• The rioters actions are completely
unbrotherly .
VERBAL IRONY
#2
• The rioters will die because of their greed
before they can enjoy their wealth.
SITUATIONAL IRONY
#3
• The two rioters celebrate the murder of the
youngest rioter by drinking the poisoned wine
that the youngest rioter concocted for them.
DRAMATIC IRONY

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