The Canterbury Tales

In the introduction how is "Greed is the root of all evil" ironic?

introduction, "Greed is the root of all evil", ironic

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It is ironic because the Pardoner is as corrupt as they come.... he is guilty of fraud, avarice, and gluttony, and preaches against each. The difference, he speaks of his hypocrisy, all while warning other of what they should not do.


Canterbury Tales