The Pardoner's Tale : Greed

A tale from the thrilling Canterbury Tales

Poem

I found a poem about greed that I thought suited the story well. This poem is about how people who are greedy will get the punishments that will come to them. Money can change a person and make them do things that they wouldn't normally do. For example, the two rioters that were left with the money made a plan to kill the rioter who went to town to get food and drink. As the rioter was gone, the two made a plan and one said," I'll up and put my dagger through his back." (Line 222 , The Pardoner's Tale) So in the end the rioter got the punishment he deserved.
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Work of Art: The seven deadly sins - Greed

I then found an old painting to illustrate the idea of greed. This picture shows the consequences of greed and what happens to those who are greedy. The rioters in the poem got what was coming to them and were all murdered by each other. When the story was over the Pardoner said, "Thus these two murderers received their due, So did the treacherous young prisoner too...." (Lines 289-290 , The pardoners Tale)
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Hieronymus Bosch

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Song

This song is probably one of my top favorite songs by Nickelback, and is a perfect representation of greed. This song is about how he wants to become rich and famous and have a bunch of money to be able to get what ever his heart desires. In the Pardoners Tale, the rioters were hoping to do the same thing with the money that they found. After they found the gold,, one spoke up and said, " It's clear that fortune has bestowed this treasure To let us live in jollity and pleasure." (Lines 174-175, The Pardoners Tale)

Rockstar By: Nickelback

Lyrics

I'm through with standing in line
To clubs we'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth
And I'm never gonna win
This life hasn't turned out
Quite the way I want it to be

I want a brand new house
On an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough
For ten plus me

I'll need a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club at thirty-seven thousand feet

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and James Dean is fine for me

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair, and well

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up a**holes
Sign a couple autographs so I can eat my meals for free

I'm gonna dress my a** with the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
Gonna date a centerfold that loves to blow my money for me

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair

And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial, well

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

I'm gonna sing those songs that offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills from a pez dispenser
I'll get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip sync 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong

Well, we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair

And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial, well

Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar

Recent News Event

I found a video and article about a man who was greedy. This man was in need of money for his wedding, so he decided to kill two people. This article was published Dec. 9th 2015. The man in this story is similar to the rioters because they wanted money too and didn't know what else to do, so they killed each other. Desperate needs call for desperate measures right? For example, the rioter who killed the two men with rat poison didn't feel bad about what he did. He felt is was a necessary thing to do, just like the man in the article felt at the time. The pardoner explains, "For this young man was utterly content / To kill them both and never to repent." Daniel also was content on killing the individuals and hasn't repented so far. This man didn't get killed but he is about to serve his time in jail for his consequence which is almost as bad as death in the long run.

Summary of the event

Daniel Wozniak was low on funds for his wedding. To make some extra cash he invited / lured two people into his home and murdered them. The police went and arrested him at his bachelor party soon after. Now after five years waiting for his trial, he is now being prosecuted and the verdict awaits on what is next to happen.

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