Furthermore, Dante’s orthodoxy expresses mockery because the church did not always have a clear interpretation for the placement of a multiple sinner, thus exposing the inconsistent church. Likewise, Dante’s character development shifts in a negative manner due to evil pressures around him and his exposure to the true earthly sins. In summation, Dante uses the Inferno to express his animosity toward the church and the corrupt environment to expound how people that follow the church would be contaminated, just like the pilgrim. Political figures in Hell explicitly depict their strong connection to the Christian values that govern this era. The many popular figures in Hell, especially the Popes, ended up there for their grievous and shocking misconducts.
In the story, he tricks the people to buy his fake relics and other things by using the church’s believe. The Pardoner act and his teaching are all corrupted because of the church. It shows the side of greediness, gluttony and selfishness which highly reflect into himself and his believe. In “The Pardoner’s Prologues”, Chaucer describe him well on the looks and his personality. In “The Pardoner’s Tales”, he also use the word that directly describe him and what he is.
The true goal of any Satire is to point out the flaws in certain aspect of society, while also inspiring reform to that very same aspect in one way or another. In Chaucer’s Canterbury tales, Chaucer satirizes the corruption Catholic Church and those associated. Chaucer saw that hypocrisy polluted the pureness of the church and expressed his disillusionment through the use of satire. Fearless of discommunication Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of satire, dared to speak openly of the absolute corruption of the medieval church. Medieval society was centered on the flawed Catholic Church, where hypocrisy and corruption poisoned the purity of religion.
The fear he exhibits makes readers feel pity towards him because he is innocent and it creates a negative view of the church and of the government in Florence. Corruption in this case destabilizes the morals of politics because Dante was cheated for a higher official to benefit. In summation, Dante Alighieri uses cantos 19 and 22 in order to covey that the morals of politics and leaders are undermined by corruption. Dante teaches us about the history and politics of his time and he teaches us that it can influence the way society views politics and religion. Through this book we are reminded of how far society has come and how it is able to operate as it still does today.
Twain’s views manage to ironically uplift Christianity in a way that degrades hypocrisy, evil, and ignorance. Despite religion’s pure reputation, hypocrites constantly attack Huck’s beliefs. After many encounters with religious errors, Huck sees religion as hurtful, finding the countless flaws, immoral followers, confusing ideas, and lack of proof. Huck simply continues his faithfulness to superstition; which seems to be the only way to escape. Religion in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn not only becomes the main evil, it provides readers with another perspective that judges, lies, deceives, and sins ironically to the point that religion is not seen as a belief, but another useless tool to spread more evil in a world that already dwells in sin.
The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales is a masterpiece of satire due to the frequent use of verbal irony and insults towards the characters and their roles in society. A major source of Irony is Chaucer’s representation of the Church. He uses the Prioress, the Monk and the Friar, who are all supposed to be holy virtuous people to represent the Church. In his writing he suggests that they are actually corrupt, break their vows and in no way model the “holiness” of Christianity. In the middle ages Friars, Monks and Prioresses had very specific roles in society.
Dante saw the Church as a corrupt institution th... ... middle of paper ... ...ng corrupt with each and every one of them. This is how Chaucer got his anger out towards through the Church, through his characters and describing and mocking how Church officials acted. In conclusion, you can tell that Dante and Chaucer were two very unique writers that used similar and different techniques to express their anger towards the Church. Many sarcastic comments and descriptions of certain characters and stories really emphasized Dante and Chaucer’s anger towards the Church and I believe that some people really agreed with them and had the same stance of the sudden rising power and wealth of the Church. Dante and Chaucer were courageous to stand up and go against the Church in their writings and say what they really believed was wrong with the Church and its practices, and they expressed their views through what they both knew how to do best: write.
Corrupt and deceitful practices run among the Church’s clergy. Selfish acts such as the selling of indulgences occur all over. Many ignorant people buy into these lies and become the victims of the corrupt clergy of the Church. Author Geoffrey Chaucer shows how he views the Church in his acclaimed work The Canterbury Tales. In the book, Chaucer mentions how many people who are associated to the church take advantage of common people.
This revolt was counter acted by internal, peaceful, and reform minded Catholic Reformation and by the combating Counter Reformation. Martin Luther believed the Clergy’s blatant disregard of duties and rules and the selling of indulgences justified his revolt while the Catholic Church disagreed both internally reforming the Church though rules and regulations and by counteracting and fighting though enforcement to stop it. Martin Luther revolt was caused by corruption and religious problems of the Church which fought by religious enforcement and by religious reform.
There were rumors of corrupt Popes, church clerical and priest ignoring their vows of poverty and celibacy. They ignored the Canon law, which is an ecclesiastical law that governs the Roman Catholic Church. This triggered Chaucer to satirize the corruption through his use of comedic, pleasant ridicule of human vices with his characters, the Pardoner, the Monk, the Prioress, the Summoner and the Friar. He incorporates the seven deadly sins in his stories, which are pride, envy, sloth, gluttony, avarice, lechery and wrath to explain the fall of man with his religion. The Canterbury Tales is recognized as the first book written in English and this paved the way for other writers such as Shakespeare.