How the Pardoner is deceptive.
Chaucer describes the Pardoner with an odd description and notes his 'small voice' and hairless chin. Chaucer could therefore be suggesting that he is a ******.
Some critics have suggested that maybe he is a man dressed as a woman.
James Winny doesnt believe he is a woman but he does lack male virality. He refers to the Pardoner as emasculated and attempting an imposture of being a virile and attractively wild young man.
It is possible that from the very moment we meet him he attempts to decieve the pilgrims about his sexual identity.