The Pardoner's Tale (from The Canterbury Tales)

The Pardoner's Tale (from The Canterbury Tales)

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Three drunkards are led to a gold-laden tree by a mystic, initially on their search for "Death". But their journey ends when their greed quickly grasps their lives.

Storyboard Text

  • Three drunkards set out on a mission to find the secret thief known as "Death".
  • On their way, an old man gave them the directions to the last place he saw Death.
  • Death was not present at where the old man had said.
  • Instead, they were met by treasures and intended to keep it to themselves.
  • The youngest conspired to kill the two and take the treasure for himself.
  • The two conspired to kill the youngest and split the treasure. They succeeded but drank the wine that the youngest had poisoned.
  • In the end, God delivers a powerful message on the sins of avarice.
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