The Pardoner's Tale vs. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Throughout literature, relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes. In Geoffrey Chaucer's frame story, Canterbury Tales, many of the characters make this idea evident with the tales that they tell. A distinct relationship can be made between the character of the Pardoner and the tale that he tells. Through the Prologue to the Pardoner's tale,
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the story with the characters. I think it makes the story more imaginable. In Gawain and the Green Knight, I think that the author was writing the poem as if he were writing a book. Unlike the Pardoner's Tale, the narrator in Sir Gawain is not as involved in the story as much. Personally, I chose Pardoner's Tale as a better story. I found that in Gawain, the story is also not as personal either.