CR Episode 86: Canterbury Tales VIII – The Physician’s and Pardoner’s Tales

The Pardoner, from Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims, by William Blake

Download Link: Released 2021.07.12

The panel looks at the honor-before-death connexion between Fragment V and Fragment VI as exemplified by Virginia in the Physician’s Tale, and then considers the multiple levels of moral instruction on offer in the boldly hypocritical Pardoner’s Tale.