What does the Pardoner tell us in his prologue that is unexpected?
He tells us the theme before he even begins the story
What did the boy's mother warn his about?
Plague has taken many lives and he should be ready to face death at any time
How might their drinking have affected their judgment?
Would have realized that death was not a real person and would have felt invincible
How is the old man's behavior different from the rioters?
Nice, respectable, treats them kindly whereas they are rude and disrespectable to him
Why does the old man want to die?
He cant find anyone to exchange their youth for his old age so its time to die
What is the old man's complaint about their treatment of him?
Supposed to treat elders with respect and one day they'll be old and want to be treated with respect unlike they are to him
What plan does one of the rioters propose?
Wait to move it at night, draw lots to go get food and drink, other two will stay behind to guard money
How do the two friends plan to kill the third?
One will play wrestle while the other pull the dagger and stabs him and they will both stab him so they cant be blamed because they are equally guilty
What idea does the devil put into the young man's mind?
To put poison in the food and keep all the money
What does the young man ask the druggist to give him and what reason does he give for needing it?
Poison to kill rats and a polecat
What happens to the young man when he returns to the tree?
They kill him as planned and then drink the wine and die
What does the Pardoner say the young men "received their due"?
Because they all plan to kill each other and that is a sin