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How To Be Punished In The Canterbury Tales

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While reading The Canterbury Tales I’ve noticed some ill that should deem the character to be punished and sent to Hell after death. While some of the people on the pilgrimage didn’t commit hideous crimes compared to others, some committed acts that furthers their reasoning to go to a special dark place in Hell. Throughout the readings of The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales, I am now able to place these characters in their respective circle based on what Chaucer’s characters did. The Prioress who is the head of the nuns would be placed within the fourth circle of Hell because of her greed. Nuns are traditionally known for being poor and having a simple life. The Prioress on the other hand talks like she would live such a life but she would feed her dogs roasted flesh and or milk and pure white bread. This is a…show more content…
The Cook belongs in the third circle of Hell which is reserved for gluttonous people. The Cook is here basically because he was overweight because of his constant eating and his expertise in cooking. The Reeve belongs to the fourth circle of hell, since the Reeve had access to his lord’s account, the Reeve was never put in debt since he used the money from his lord’s account. This made the Reeve to be a people to be feared by others since he couldn’t be in debt and he knew the ways of how others could put him to debt. I will put the Summoner in many circles of hell but one that stands out for me is the third one. The Summoner would basically allow sinner to keep sinner as long as he got a quart of wine. The Summoner would also demand money for the safety from excommunication to gullible sinners. The Summoner is a disgusting and cheap fellow who Chaucer despises because of one what he does to people even though he is a part of the church, and his odd eating habits which reflects on his physical appearance. The Pardoner belongs to the
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