Analyse how a comparative study of your two texts has shown how values have changed over time Through recurrent, universal themes, texts from different contexts may successfully portray how certain values have changed over time. The values of a specific context are shaped and defined by the social, cultural and historical influences of its time. A comparative study of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, from the Romantic Era and Ridley Scott’s film, Blade Runner, from a period of rapid globalization, reveals how these changing influences have altered the values of society. This transformation in values is greatly explored in both texts through the themes of Man playing God, greed, and the fragility of humanity. By interpreting advancements
An ironic distinction can be made with what a "Pardoner" is known to be, the character (the voice/Pardoner), and the tale that he tells. Through the Prologue of the Pardoner's Tale one can say that he lives up to his name. As the “Webster” dictionary states, “a medieval ecclesiastic authorized to raise money for religious works by granting papal indulgences to contributors.” Pardoner's were known to be granters of the church. Which in reality, they would keep all of the money given to them by generous people. They were generally associated with being untrustworthy and sneaky.
He claims that during his sermons he shows useless trifles that he passes off as saints' relics. He proudly tells about how he defrauds people who believed they have sinned. He states explicitly that his goal is not to save people from sin, but to gain money from them. The Pardoner says that he will not imitate the apostles in their poverty, but will have food, comfort, and a wench in every town. Analysis Among the various pilgrims featured in the Canterbury Tales, the Pardoner is one of the most fully realized characters.
Ladies and gentlemen, today I am going to speak to you to unveil the corruption and unholiness of your beloved Roman Catholic Church but also why this should make you follow the ways of the renowned martyr John Wyclif and his lollard teachings. As a religion we derive from the mid to late 1300's (1382) when John Wyclif asserted his ideas on the Catholic Church to the very foundations, his initial argument was that the Bible was the only sure basis of belief and that it should be translated into the vernacular, he denied that the ridiculous traditions of the church were as important as scripture. He therefore rejected transubstantiation, advocacy of clerical marriage and denunciations of the wealth and power of the clergy. To us Lollards those arguments are correct, justified and fair. It is true that we should doubt this miraculous transubstantiation as each time this miraculous event happens it is done by a corrupt and unholy priest behind a screen.
The judge wanted everyone to think he was so innocent, but in fact, he was overwhelmingly selfish. Judge Pyncheon is similar to Cap, from The Pathfinder. Although he is not the most visible antagonist in the novel, his attitude of greed, superiority, and ignorance, cause him to be intellectually blinded. He is unable to judge the people around him, and puts his trust in the worst villains, such as the Tuscarora Arrowhead, and Corporal Muir, while being suspicious of the faithful Jasper. Cap and Judge Pyncheon are similar because they both have their outrageous moments.
The Pardoner is the person who not only walks past the individual lying beaten by the road, but then profits by the occasion of their meeting. He, as he implies, is only able to achieve this gluttonous actions by being a pardoner. He uses his religious rank to fulfill his greed instead of using his abilities as a pardoner should (as a way to help people become closer to God). In this way, he causes the quality of holiness and faith to diminish the more he preaches which is totally shocking when compared to the forthcoming gothic ideology of conforming totally to Christianity. For Chaucer’s medieval readersip one sign of a sinning and shocking person was that they did not respect God’s name.
Townspeople often called Pearl a demon child because of her absurd behavior. Hester believes that Pearl was sent to her from God as a gift of joy and, oppositely, utter torture. When they both go to the governor’s mansion, the men gathered there ask Pearl to answer the simple question “Who made you” and Pearl couldn’t even do this simple task. The men took this as she has been exposed to the devil and doesn’t know God personally even though Hester says she teaches her Christianity and its’ values. Even though she
Chaucer continues his disapproving characterization of the Pardoner by mentioning the Pardoner’s shady business dealings. The Pardoner preys on the innocent and gullible by selling false religious relics whilst claiming them to be genuine holy artifacts. Additionally, he charges huge sums of money that others couldn’t make in two months. “For in his trunk he had a pillowcase/Which he asserted was Our Lady’s veil…/And with these relics, any time he found/ some poor up-country parson to
The Bible talks about greed and its implications. Habakkuk 2:5 says, “Indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples” (KJV). This scripture shows what greed will make one become, if one does not manage his or her greedy desires. Greedy people never get satisfied, just as death is never satisfied.
Quail not before God's judgment in this, for it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride." This says that it is better to be an honest person under God's eyes than to live a liar, being ruthlessly judged by one's peers. This plays an important role, because most of these people are terrified of being judged and rejected, which is what causes such things as blaming others for one's own faults, to happen often. Judgment played an extremely prominent role in great times of segregation, such as the 1960's. In Martin Luther King's letter to the clergymen, he writes, "But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before.