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In The Canterbury Tales, what are the morals and themes of "The Friar's Tale"?

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Posted September 10, 2007 at 8:02 AM via web

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In The Canterbury Tales, what are the morals and themes of "The Friar's Tale"?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 10, 2007 at 10:18 AM (Answer #1)

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The Friar's tale is about a summoner, a person who exposes sinners, who indulges his greed by extorting money from those he catches, letting them go if they will pay him what he asks. 

The theme of the tale is the close interconnection between greed and the devil.  The moral is that those who engage in extortion and greed will soon find themselves in hell.

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