The Question and Answer section for The Canterbury Tales is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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The tale is primarily a romance, the story of two men (Arcite and Palamon), who are both in love with the same woman (Emelye). For a detailed look at the tale, check out Gradesaver's summary and analysis for the Kinght's Tale.
The Pardoner's tale is meant to elaborate on this idea but in reality, he utters words which have absolutely no correlation with his actions.