After the youngest leaves, the other two plot to kill him when he returns to gain bigger shares.
Meanwhile, the youngest is forming a similar scheme, and buys poison to kill the others. However, he was killed upon his return.
In their celebration, the other two drank poisoned wine and died next to their “friend”.
The pardoner concludes by condemning gluttony and avarice, which bring treachery and death.
He then admits he forgot something, and offers to award each pilgrim (starting with the Host) a fake relic. However, the host says he will make a relic out of his genitals. The Knight calms them and the two make up and continue on.
Genre: exemplum: teaches a moral lesson pertaining to the consequences of greed.
Source of the Tale: Roman de la Rose
The Roman de la rose is a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision. It is a notable instance of courtly literature. The work's stated purpose is to both entertain and to teach others about the Art of Love.
LOVE OTHERS INSTEAD OF ONLY CARING ABOUT YOURSELF!!!