The Influences Of Greed In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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The pardoner's tale, featured in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, was focused on the moral sways of men from the influences of greed. This tale was played out to reflect what Chaucer believed to be the foolish attempt to cheat death through the buying of indulgences, which had become wide spread at this time. The tale began with three drunk men playing dice. One of them got the idea that he would go out and kill death. The others agree and the three drunkards swear an oath to never forsake each other and thus they depart to find death. Along the way, a mysterious old man met them on the path and told them that he could not die. He indicated that he knew where death presided and showed the way up a crooked path to a tree under which, he said

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