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    Religion in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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    Citing specific evidence from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales , how "religious" was medieval society (or was not)?

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    Society was quite religious in the aspect that formalized religion dominated day-to-day life and politics, but one could argue that religious morals were suspect.

    For example, the Friar accepted bribes. The following lines from the General Prologue illustrate this:

    He was an easy man to give penance/
    When knowing he should gain a good pittance;/
    For to a begging friar, money given/
    Is sign that any man has been well shriven./
    For if one gave (he dared to boast of this),/
    He took the man's repentance not ...

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    The solution is a short exploration of Chaucer's Medieval stories pertaining to the practice of a devout life.