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7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins • Pride/vanity is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. • Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation. • Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
• Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. • Wrath/Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. • Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. • Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.
Wife of Bath Very sinful woman: • She was lecherous (having or showing excessive sexual desires) / lustful • Gluttony = big hips, and her face stayed red perhaps from too much drinking • Wrathful = she was mean to everyone, and only cared about herself • Prideful = she took great pride in her appearance with fancy clothes
Virtues • • Patience Humility Chastity Diligence Abstinence Temperance Kindness
Physiognomy • Ancient study that suggest physical attributes shape personality – Ex: Wife of Bath has “wide gapped teeth. ” According to physiognomists, the teeth were symptomatic of scandalous infidelity. – Ex: Bulging eyes on the monk represent gluttony – Ex: the Reeve’s skinny calves represented his irritable, choleric nature
The Pardoner • A pardoner is someone who travels about the countryside selling official church pardons. These were probably actually pieces of paper with a bishop’s signature on then, entitling the person forgiveness for their sins.
The Pardoner • Read the description of the Pardoner • Underline descriptions and significant details about the Pardoner • Complete the Pilgrim Study Sheet for the Pardoner • Note any of the seven deadly sins the Pardoner may represent