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Throughout literature relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes In Geoffrey Chaucers 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 tellsThrough the Prologue to the Pardoners tale the character of the Pardoner is revealed Although the Pardoner displays many important traits the most prevalent is his greed Throughout the prologue the Pardoner displays his greed and even admits that the only thing he cares about is money I preach nothing except for gain Pardoners Tale Line 105 This avarice is seen strongly in the Pardoners tale as well In the Pardoners tale three friends begin a journey in order to murder Death On their journey though an old man leads them to a great deal of treasure At this point all three of the friends in the tale display a greed similar to the Pardoners The three friends decide that someone should bring bread and wine for a celebration As the youngest of the friends leaves to go buy wine the other two greedily plot to kill him so they can split the treasure only two ways Even the youngest decides to put it in his mind to buy poison With which he might kill his two companions 383 384 The greed which is evident in the character of the Pardoner is also clearly seen in the taleAnother trait that is displayed by the Pardoner and a character in his tale is hypocrisy Although the Pardoner is extremely greedy he continues to try and teach that Avarice is the root of all evil 6 The characters in his tale display great hypocrisy as well As the tale begins the friends all act very trustworthy and faithful towards all of their friends They nobly make a decision to
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