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Grammar Warm Up • in the pardoner’s tale by geoffreychaucer the corruption of the church during the middle ages is demonstrated
ACTIVE vs. passive voice • Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale” demonstrates the corruption of the church during the Middle Ages.
radix omniummalorumestcupiditas • “The Canterbury Tales,”by Geoffrey Chaucer— 29 Pilgrims— ----It’s the pardoner’s turn To tell a tale…. The PardonerLines 689-734: The Pardoner
The Pardoner • Chaucer’s “Prologue to the Pardoner’s Tale” and “The Pardoner’s Tale” • The PardonerLines 689-734: The Pardoner
Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil. radix omniummalorumestcupiditasThe love of money is the root of all evil.
By the end of this lesson you should be able to: • Analyze Chaucer’s “The Pardoner’s Tale,” its significance to literature, and its universal themes and language • Discern between end rhyme and internal rhyme. • Compare Chaucer’s work to a modern version that also uses end and internal rhyme. • Define SAT words --avarice; castigate; adversary
Big Ideas • Language is powerful • Storytelling is a tradition still found in our culture • Universal truths of the past still relevant today
Chaucer in the 21st century • In Chaucer’s day----social system upheaval---beginning of middle class---Black Plague---Protestant Reformation… • In Our times---Economy, economy….recession…wall street bail outs…holidays---spending----commercialization…..
Vocabulary to Know---SAT words • Avarice • Castigate • Adversary • SAT Words for the Week
Literary Terms to Know • End Rhyme Yet with these 'relics`, whenever he spiedA simple parson from the countrysideIn one day he made more money I fearThan that simple parson made in a year.And so with his false flattery and craftHe made the people and the priest seem daft.But, and indeed to be perfectly fair,In church, he was a noble cleric there;
Literary Terms to Know • Internal Rhyme Choking on tears, he said, "Death is a thief! / My friend was asleep and his breath just ceased./ May he rest in peace, and never bestressed. / I guess people ever need to be ready to meet Death."
Can Money Buy Happiness? • The pervasiveness of greed: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0VHiONkot8
“Greed is Good” In the 1987 film “Wall Street” Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) delivers a speech that has now become famous… part of which was about greed… • “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that 'greed' -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed -- you mark my words -- will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscG3k91s58&feature=related
Pre-Reading Writing Exercise—Pick one---write for 10 • “Do you agree that greed is good…???” • Can money buy happiness? • Is love of money the root of all evil? Support your response with examples from your reading , your own experience, and/or your observations of others.
Chaucer’s “The Pardoner’s Tale” • http://www.bremesoftware.com/Chaucer/index.htm • pardoner-- a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense ; a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences • Indulgences-remission of punishment granted by church to free remorseful Christians from public penance
Facts about the Pardoner • sold pardons and indulgences to those charged with sins • loud high-pitched voice, long flaxen hair, had • no beard (and would never have a beard), effeminate characteristics • knew how to sing and preach to people to frighten them to buy the relics • made a lot of money selling his fake relics
A voice that sounded like a goat. • Feminine features • I think he was a gelding (castrated) or a mare. • He sold relics • “For in his bag he had a pillow-case • Of which he said, it was Our True Lady's veil: • He said he had a piece of the very sail that good Saint Peter had, on the time he sailed • In that one day he gathered more money than the parson in two months, that easy”. • He used flattery and preached with his smooth tongue.
Baba Brinkman---Chaucer’s Rap • http://cmsweb1.lcps.org/51620821161515513/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=112101 • http://aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/chaucer/pardoner.acds My story begins in a bar, where three friends Drink cheap gin and party hard all weekend. These men were riot-starter types Who spent the better part of their money on cards and dice, Livin' the life of loose women and vice, Pickin' fights, seduced by all seven different types Of sins: a feeding frenzy of Vengeance, Vanity, Lust, Greed and Envy. Devious energy left them half-insane, Laughing deranged like hyenas at their bastard games; As each glass was drained and each bet was placed, They set the pace and left space for their next mistakes. All excessive waste and drunken rambling, With eager hands trembling. Eventually gambling Leads to pan-handling, but that's the price You pay to cast the dice, and other appetites Pay the same sacrifice, while the false assumption Is they help us function, when really it's just a dungeon Of self-consumption. In other words it's not worth it;
Check for Understanding • The following is an example of an end rhyme: When they had gone not fully half a mile,Just as they were about to cross a stile. • True • False
Check for Understanding • True • False The following contains an example of an internal rhyme:Less than a mile into their quest to put Death on trial. They met this guy all wrapped in bandages.