Read Chaucer’s Pardoner’s Prologue and Boccaccio’s account of the Plague in Florence. ( Please write above 300 words)
What methods does the Pardoner use to convince people to buy his indulgences?
Why might these methods have been effective?
From the Pardoner’s tale, what do you learn about saints’ relics?
Although the tale is satiric, it is filled with examples of abuses in the church of Chaucer’s day. What examples are described?
In Boccaccio’s account, how did civil order break down during the Plague?
How does the narrator try to explain why the Plague happened?
What are some of the things people thought might save them from the plague?