The Pardoner's Tale
Greed is The Theme
Greed Is Out - Poem by Herbert Logerie
Linkin Park Lyrics - Lies Greed Misery
Avaritia (Greed), 1558 Pieter van der Heyden after Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, ca. 1525–1569)
"..... virtually no human being can resist." ( Weil ) No one can resist greed when it overwhelms you taking over you. That's what happened to the three friends int he tale. They were excited about the gold, that their greed over came them.
"It's a massive pressure that affects us all." ( Cantona ) Greed not only affects you, but the people around you. It's like a disease that spreads like rapid fire. In the tale, greed only affected one til he started planing to kill the other one. He said it aloud, so the other started to agree. So greed is a disease that can not only affect you, but others around you.
" We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We can not remain looking inward at ourselves on a small and increasing polluted and overcrowded planet."
Duncan family's killings motivated by son's greed, police say
19-year-old freshman Alan J. Hruby murdered his family over money. He killed his whole family so he could have sole heir of the families money. Him planning to kill his family is unknown. If he is convicted he could face a maximum sentence or put to death.
Greed can make you do crazy things. In this case, murder your family to get all the money. Greed is a overwhelming thing that consumes the human mind and basically takes over you. It's like The Pardoner's Tale. Greed overwhelmed them and made them crazy for gold. Their solution like Alan's, kill the other to get what you want.