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Black Death In 'The Pardoner's Tale'

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During the time of the short story, The Pardoner’s Tale, the Black death is going around killing thousands that lived throughout England. The Pardoner’s Tale explains a story of three friends that are looking to conquer the plague. An old wise man tells them that they would find Death under a tree, but when they travel to this tree instead of Death they find a pile of golden florins. These florins are the thing that make the men turn against each other after they vowed to protect one another. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s exemplum, The Pardoner’s Tale, he illustrates the axiom “money is the root of all evil.” The story begins with three friends that are looking to conquer Death, and as they took on this mission, they vowed “to live and die for one

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