In Prologue to Canterbury Tales Chaucer exhibits an unusual tolerance for human weakness
In Prologue to Canterbury Tales Chaucer exhibits an unusual tolerance for human weakness. He is not moralist and preacher in real sense. It is said that with the Summoner and the Pardoner Chaucer loses patience of tolerating evil in human existence that is wrong notion because as we know that he is not moralist, philosopher or satirist however, he laughs with the sinners and criminals, his duty is only paints the character either good or bad. His concern is not linked with good or bad, patience or hipper, rather he portrays what character is. He also knows that every man has good or bad conduct, no man is in island for him. He is also known for his art of characterization as well his realism especially in Canterbury Tales. His characters are very lively and lucid, they are as real as they are in actual life . Chaucer usually portrays his characters by inner self , he paints the world of heart and mind rather the surface world. Here is huge evidence, we get from his work Canterbury Tales having been passed six centuries but the nature of human beings are same, this thing reveals his realism. And his realism reveals in Prologue to Canterbury Tales Chaucer exhibits an unusual tolerance for human weakness.
As far as in Prologue to Canterbury Tales Chaucer exhibits an unusual tolerance for human weakness is concerned, he offers his duty he learns the method of tolerance with rascal and wicked persons as we know that only three persons are decent in Prologue to Canterbury Tales they are The knight, the clerk, the parson, others are stupid and doffer but Chaucer learns an art how to live with them, how to laugh with them he exhibits on Canterbury.
With the Summoner and the Pardoner Chaucer loses patience of tolerating evil in human existence is proved to be wrong when he talks about summoner and pardoner in funny way this very pardoner came direct from the catholic court of Italy, he is companion of the Summoner or comrade, His face impression portrays Chaucer as he is setting bedside of him and is seeing each and every thing then he informs us his his eyes look like a hare’s eyes. His face impression can be seen when he writes about his face which has no beard at all he also thinks that he should not have any beard because he has a female soul and the poet also reveals it when he says that the same pardoner looks like a feminine qualities and Chaucer also feels some trouble either he is mare or anything else.
With the Summoner Chaucer loses patience of tolerating evil in human existence, in fact it seems that he has lost his patient having been seen the corruption in Summoner 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 sinner, this is his duty but duty is only veil on him but real thing is for him the bribery that he takes by sinner 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 sinners 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. Here he does not lose his patience rather he is telling what is going on in his age.
So far as, with the Summoner Chaucer loses patience of tolerating evil in human existence once again, it is quite wrong because with the summoner character , he laughs his satire is not keen but in a light hearted way he delineates him .He is a miser because when Chaucer tell us that he eats cake in alone, his cake is described by Chaucer in this manner a read laughs hearing this ; he bears a round cake as a shield he exploits the people and offenders and takes bribe and takes guarantee that hey mighty be saved by punishment if they would bribe. Actually here Chaucer informs to us and makes representative his age telling that a minor official has enough corruption in his professional what will be condition in high official that time.
In a ironical way Chaucer condemns him he is noble clergy man actual he is not he is exploiter of the people in his age. In short, With the Summoner and the Pardoner Chaucer loses patience of tolerating evil in human existence is not right statement because he is very much patient in this case.