Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Christian Leon Torres March 25 2015

Christian Leon Torres March 25 2015

The pardoners tale

Vocab Development

1.Avarice- too great a desire for wealth.
2.Abominable- disgusting; hateful.
3.Superfluity- excess.
4.Grisly- terrifying.
5.Adversary- enemy.
6. Pallor- paleness.
7. prudent- careful; cautious.
8.credentials- evidence of a person position.
9.Absolve- forgive; make free from blame.

Reading check

1. The pardoner describes himself as greedy
2.The three young rioters are looking for death so that they can kill death so that death cant kill their friends anymore.
3.the old man tells them to go to under the tree for death. the three rioters treated the old man very poorly.
4 the two rioters that stayed to watch the gold planed to kill the third by stabbing him. The third rioter put poison into cups of wine to poison the other two. all three end up dieing.
5.THEY MADE IT SEEM LIKE DEATH WALKED FROM TOWN TO TOWN KILLING PEOPLE. (sorry cap lock). Death is personified by walking around and killing. The rioters don't fear death.
6. The old man symbolizes Death.
7.The central irony is that the rioters went looking for Death and they found death.
8. The irony is that the pardoner is a cheater and a greedy person and that is part of the story. Because the pardoner cheats so naturally that his story is about cheating. thats the irony (i think).
9.Chaucer is satirizing the aspect that money brings out the worst in people.
10.the moral of the Pardoner story is "Cheat with rules." The moral of Chaucer's story is that "Cheaters never win."
11. yes in all professions they are people who cheat and try to get over the system. greed and desire is not the root of all evil. in the pardoner's story maybe but in real life their is no singular root of evil there is just evil.

The wife of Bath's Tale

Vocab Development

1. reprove- disapprove
2. extort- get by threats or violence
3. Disperses- breaks up
4. Contemptuous- scornful
5. Bequest- gift left by means of a will
6. Prowess- outstanding ability
7. Temporal- limited to this world;not spiritual
8. Capacity- ability to absorb
9. Pestilence- plague

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