The Canterbury Tales

In the Pardoner's Tale, are the gold florins a representation of death?

He tells them they can find death under the tree, but they find gold. Is the gold a representation of death because of how they die fighting over the gold?

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I believe the florins represent greed. Note, the greed caused by the treasure under the tree will seal the fate of all three men.


The Canterbury Tales