The Canterbury Tales

Discuss the image of death in the Pardoner's Tale and prologue

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Death comes to us all so you better not swear and drink and do all of that bad stuff. That's pretty much what the Pardoner is saying. People that do things like this are enemies to Christ, "Of which the end is deeth....and eternal damnation" Death is personified as a "privy thief" who takes the lives of drunks and swearers deep in their sin. Death is further personified as a thief who pierces the hearts of his victims, an inevitable fate for all men. Check out my link below for more detail about what you are looking for.