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28 March, 07:13

Read the excerpt from The Canterbury Tales. Dear brethren, God forgive you your trespass, And keep you from the sin of avarice; My holy pardon here can save you all, And will, so long as you make offerings Of gold and silver coin, spoons, brooches, rings - Bow down your heads before this holy bull! Come, ladies, make an offering of your wool! I'll put your name down on my prayer-roll, And you shall enter to the bliss of heaven Which statement best describes the satire in the excerpt? Chaucer criticizes the practice of confessing one's sins to a priest. Chaucer criticizes the notion that divine forgiveness depends on giving money. Chaucer criticizes the idea that people go to heaven after death. Chaucer criticizes the fact that clergymen earn more than peasants.

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  1. 28 March, 08:27
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    Chaucer criticizes the notion that divine forgiveness depends on giving money.

    In the excerpt, Chaucer writes "so long as you make offerings Of gold and silver" and "make an offering of your wool!" He also says, "Bow down your heads before this holy bull!" In these statements Chaucer is showing that he believes it's ridiculous that the only way "you shall enter to the bliss of heaven" is to make a monetary offering. He does not talk about confession in this excerpt but rather the idea of the priest's pardon saving the parishioner if he/she makes an offering.
  2. 28 March, 09:01
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    Chaucer criticizes the notion that divine forgiveness depends on giving money.
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