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Death in 'The Pardoner's Tale'

The Canterbury Tales were a series of stories written in the late 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400). They were told by travelers of diverse backgrounds on their way to Canterbury. 312 more words

Liturature

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – What is a Chanticleer?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – What is a Chanticleer?  By Buddy T. Cat

Tonight either the Arizona Wildcats or the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will have a dogpile. 294 more words

Native Texan

Touristing in Canterbury

This is my blog entry for my day in Canterbury as a tourist (and not a student) with my family. For the past 8 months in this city, this was the first time I ventured to Canterbury’s finest tourist places. 137 more words

Lifestyle

Avarice in The Pardoner's Tale

From the Pardoner’s first words in his Prologue in the Canterbury Tales, the thematic importance of  the sin of avarice is clearly established. His continual preaching theme, “Radix Malorem est Cupiditas”, the Biblical teaching in 1 Timothy 6 that ‘The love of money is the root of all evil’, betrays his own deep-rooted hypocrisy, as the motivation behind this theme is to encourage his listeners to ‘yeven hir pens, and namely onto me.’ Such a theme was contextually pertinent in the 14th century, when the Mercantile Revolution stood juxtaposed to the ubiquitous Black Death. 1,659 more words

English Literature

All the World's A Stage

Catching up from the trip a bit more — So one of the things we realized we just weren’t going to be able to squeeze into the trip was a foray up to Stratford-Upon-Avon, which this year is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare. 541 more words

Editorial