Category: Classical Poetry

The Summoner Character in Canterbury TALES

Actually summoner is a man who is linked with church court, in Chaucer’s time which is called medieval age church had a powerful institution that made law and regulations. In church court the summoner calls out the siner , this is his duty but duty is only veil on him but real thing is for him the bribery that he takes by siner in favour in their cases The summoner is a ecclesiastical character in Canterbury Tales the religion can be seen by this character, we are not spurring having seen the corrupt conduct of the summoner, the summoner makes bribery from criminals and siners and gives favour to them, but in this era people had faith on religion and attended the church regularly having known the church officials were corrupt and had worldly mind. The summoner character in Canterbury Tales is treated with satirical way, by Chaucer unveils the the corrupt mask of the religion, his character is no more than a satire on religion. In fact he is cheater and exploits to the poor people in church as well as outside the church. In Chaucer’s time the church was a powerful institution as well as medium of speech.

The Pardoner Character in Canterbury Tales

The pardoner is a man who listens the confession of the siner and after hearing confession he consoles this siner in this manner a man satisfies with him God is merciful and he hundred and 10 percent will forgive him if he will not do so next time. But the same friar says that the people should pay money to him so that they may take redemption , it means he is spreading evils for his worldly purposes .The Pardoner is a ecclesiastical character in Canterbury Tales the religion can be seen by this character, we are not spurring having seen the corrupt conduct of the pardoner, the pardoner makes fool to selling fake and fool things but this era people had faith on religion and attended the church regularly having known the church officials were corrupt and had worldly mind. The Pardoner character in Canterbury Tales is treated with satirical way, by Chaucer unveils the the corrupt mask of the religion, his character is no more than a satire on religion. In fact he is cheater and exploits to the poor people in church as well as outside the church. In Chaucer’s time the church was a powerful institution as well as medium of speech. And the same friar is related with church area. The pardoner character is actually symbol of downfall of religion life, in Canterbury Tales he is not what should be him, he is is totally opposite the life of church, he loves secular life instead to church .The manner in which Chaucer has described it is very worth praising. This character shows the “Decline of the Church” as well as the religion ,there is only texture and gimmick in religion, act has been vanished from the lives of the people ,there is nothing called to be the outstanding in religion.