The Pardoner's Tale Analysis

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The Pardoner’s Tale is about three young rioters that enjoy spending their time drinking. He explains the four forms of sins: gluttony, drunkenness, gambling, and swearing. While the three rioters are drinking, they hear a funeral bell and see one of their servants. This servant informs them that one of their friends has been killed by someone names Death. The rioters are furious and decide to kill Death. While on their way, they find an old man. This old man explains to them he has been waiting for Death to come and take him. The rioters demand to know where they can find Death. The old man points them towards to an oak tree. The rioters find under the oak tree, not Death, but eight bushels of gold coins. The most cunning of the three tells

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