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The Canterbury Tale of the Pardoner The story of the Pardoner is one of moral lessons that teaches us to not to be blinded by our own human imperfections and to not take this life for granted I believe through the Pardoners tale Chaucer was trying to a make a point that whether or not we choose to seek Death Death will find us The foolish men in this story deserve what they received for not following the right way of life Chaucer was also trying to show that Deaths plan is evident in all things even in the schemes of foolish drunks In the beginning of the story of the three young men a dead body goes by while theyre drinking in a bar This dead body happens to be a friend of theirs A servant boy tells them Death is the culprit who is going around killing everyone The three rioters decide- drunkenly-to go find this Death and kill him Its funny to me that anyone would have the audacity to think they can kill the master of the inevitable ending The men say is it so dangerous with this thief to meet Ill look down every path and street I vow it by Gods holy bones Hear meWell slay this Death who slaughters and betrays2113 These men are the epitome of the sin of Pride thinking they are powerful enough to slay Death The men eventually meet an old man whom they insult The men reply to the old man Old beggar I hope you meet up with evil grace2114 These men disrespect the old man thinking theyre above this beggar only because they did not wish to accept a blessing from one so low in stature The old man seems mysterious to me because
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