The Role Of Greed In The Pardoner's Tale

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A pardoner is a person who travels to different villages selling church pardons. Pardons are actual pieces of paper with a signature of the bishop, forgiving the person 's sin. During the Middle Ages sinners under sentence of an extended penance could purchase a remittance of their penance duties from official pardoners. This soon lead to corrupt practices, the ignorant believing they could buy complete forgiveness for a sin. Fake pardoners were only too willing to exploit such people. In “ The Pardoner’s Tale” he talks about greed and how greed lead to the death of three brothers. The pardoner tries to sell fake pardons because all the cares about is the money. In the “Pardoner’s Prologue”, the pardoner states, “ I mean the have money, wool,
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