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The Pardoners tale sheds much light on the conduct and thought of people in the dark ages especially the menaces of society This story reveals much about the morals laws and conventions in place during the dark ages Even though the focus is on three drunken criminals their encounters and conduct give clues as to what their society was up to The story told is historically significant it is based on the dark ages and it is made to seem as true as possible The events said to have happened were most likely there to make the reader believe that it has actually occurred This tells us that what they were saying was most likely true or commonly believed The beginning of the story shows us that there are a great number of deaths in the town and each time a death occurred it was indicated by a hand-bell clink from the church This shows that something was killing off the citizens and since most deaths back then occurred because of the Black Death that was what it probably was Later on in the story the rioters speak of being hung if they took the large sum of money home because People would call us robbersa strong gang This shows how easily it was to get killed back then one false accusation or claim that was believed by some would lead to death Also represented in the tale are the moral codes of conduct that were followed during the time Since the main characters were drunken rioters we would presume that almost all the moves they made were evil in a sense They were constantly drinking and cursing at each other disrespecting their elders being extremely greedy and then eventually murdering each other in cold blood The old man they had met however was a symbol of what was right of the good in society He was wise and had abandoned his
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