Theme Of Death In The Pardoner's Tale

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In The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer, there is a very poor old man who says “To find out death, turn up this crooked way / Towards that grove, I left him there today / Under a tree, and there you’ll find him waiting.” (Line 155-157). This is significant to the story because death is a main theme throughout the tale. When the three characters reach the tree they only find gold. However this is still considered as death. Death is one of life’s most evil things. The gold coins cause greed, the very sight of the gold changes their perspective. Money caused three deaths in this tale, every one of them was caused by the root of evil. In this tale that is represented by money.
The story starts with three friends promising to live and die for

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