Parody in the Pardoner's Tale.

Author / Editor
Calderwood, James L.

Parody in the Pardoner's Tale.

English Studies 45 (1964): 302-09.

Argues that in PardPT the Pardoner "is parodying himself—deliberately magnifying his character and conduct in order to portray himself as a monster of evil" exaggerating so that the other pilgrims will interpret him comically, as a "charming rogue," while he obliquely confronts them with their own perfidy, much as the Old Man confronts the rioters.

Chaucer Subjects
Pardoner and His Tale