The Pardoner's Tale By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Pardoner is a man who goes to common people and offers promises of pardon, of healing, and forgiveness, all for a price that is. He openly boasts of all of his deceitful way to all around sharing in the pilgrimage to Canterbury. He then proceeds to tell the entire party of sinful things such as greed, drunkenness, swearing, gambling, lechery, purjory, and gluttony, all of which he is a partaker. The Pardoner’s tale and the Pardoner himself are reflections of today’s culture. The Pardoner tells the company of people he is with of his vices and he speaks them with pride as if they are not really vices but virtues. He then proceeds to pronounce them as vices in his story of the three men who band together to find death and kill him. They come…show more content…
You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Brothers Karamazov.
The Pardoner and the men in his tale do the opposite of what the bible says.
1 Timothy 6:9-11,“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”
In this, the condemnation is clear for the way the Pardoner lives his life, not matter how appealing it is to him.
“Sin is like a jail cell, except it is all nice and comfy and there doesn't seem to be any reason to leave. The door is wide open. Until one day, time runs out, and the cell door slams shut, and suddenly it is too late.” (God’s not
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