The parson's tale the parson, unlike the other religious figures in the canterbury tales , appears to be a genuinely good person he's described as smart and also as a good leader of people. Ladies the book of the duchesse the book of saint valentines day of the parliament of birds the tales of canterbury, those that tend toward sin the book of the lion and many another book, if they were in my remembrance, and many a song and many a lecherous lyric, that christ for his great mercy forgive me the sin. (parson's prologue, lines 22-5) some idea of chaucer's intended structure for the canterbury tales may be gleaned from this final prologue the host speaks of al myn ordinaunce (being) almoost fulfild and says that the company lakkethno tales mo than oon.
The parson's presence on the pilgrimage is necessary for precisely this reason: without him, we have no idea of what a religious figure ought to be, while, with him, we have an almost christ-like point of comparison.
The parson - the only devout churchman in the company, the parson lives in poverty, but is rich in holy thoughts and deeds the pastor of a sizable town, he preaches the gospel and makes sure to practice what he preaches.
From the canterbury tales: general prologue lines 479-530: the parson a good man was ther of religioun, 480: and was a he was a poor country parson, but rich he was in holy thought and work he was a learned man also, a clerk, who christ's own gospel truly sought to preach. The parson's tale seems, from the evidence of its prologue, to have been intended as the final tale of geoffrey chaucer's poetic cycle the canterbury tales the tale, which is the longest of all the surviving contributions by chaucer's pilgrims, is in fact neither a story nor a poem, but a long and unrelieved prose treatise on penance.
The parson work cited attitude forgiving because god believes in forgiveness education not intellectual, but clever and charitable appearance portraits show many pastoral imagery, or language about sheep and shepherds reputation lives the gospel he teaches by being holy and virtuous in all things class in the parsons tale it is more of a lengthy medieval sermon on the subject of penitence. The parson back next character analysis a parson is a parish priest, and with this parson we get an exemplary one.
The parson then spells out the sins of commission — the seven deadly sins — that man must avoid: pride, envy, anger, sloth, avarice, gluttony, and lechery analysis the parson's tale is one of the longest of all the tales, and it seems even longer because of the tedious litany on abstract virtues and vices. He mediates among the pilgrims and facilitates the flow of the tales his title of “host” may be a pun, suggesting both an innkeeper and the eucharist, or holy host the parson - the only devout churchman in the company, the parson lives in poverty, but is rich in holy thoughts and deeds.
'the canterbury tales' are full of lust, greed, and all other manner of sins but in the last of the tale, we hear the true message of the story. Read full text and annotations on the canterbury tales the general prologue - the parson at owl eyes.