The Pardoners Tale
By: Geoffrey Chaucer (S'more by: Alex Kittler)
The Pardoners Background
The Pardoner's Tale (Summary)
The 3 Men easily decided that the it would be split up 1 bushel per man. All agreed unanimously and one of the men went back to their house to get wine to celebrate. When he was gone the two men thought how much more wealthier they could be if they killed their friend. The two immediately made a pact unaware that the third man had similar thoughts. when he picked up the wine he took a stop at the apothecary and purchased the strongest poison and filled two of the three bottles, leaving his own pure and safe. As the third man arrived at the tree he has ambushed and knifed to death. The two others celebrated and drank both the poisoned bottles and were dead minutes after.
-pulpit: The clerical profession; the ministry
-covetousness: Inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy
-abominable: Repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
-piteously: Evoking or deserving pity; pathetic
Moral of the Pardoners Tale
2: If you were the man getting the wine for the celebration, would you have picked up the poison from the apothecary and die with a mortal sin, or would you die and let yourself be redeemed by God? Why?