Ladies and Gents we're moving onto our next tale...The Pardoner's!
This starts off with the Pardoner talking to the group of pilgrims about just how big of a con artist he is (not included in your book..sorry!). Now the Pardoner goes around talking about how money is the root of all evil yet he is extremely dishonest on that front! Ironic?! It is important to remember that pardoners sold pardons—official documents from Rome that pardoned a person’s sins. Pardoners also sold ‘holy relics’ which were artifacts that they claimed were the bones, body parts, scraps of clothing or personal belongings of saints and which held miraculous, curative powers. Although the pardoner was a role set up by the Church it became open to fraud and corruption and most relics were in fact made by the pardoners themselves!
Keep an eye out for a POP vocab quiz this week on the Knight's Tale!!!!!! Hint Hint...maybe Tuesday?!