In “The Pardoner’s Tale,” the author suggests that greed will ultimately destroy a person.I agree with this idea. I believe this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, greed is an overpowering desire to fulfill one’s self through the acquisition of items. People have a tendency forfeit their moral values in order to gain the things they desire. As a result, they take part in self-destructive activities. People become dissatisfied, when they are unable to obtain the things they crave. Generally, they then begin to lie to others and cheat others to gain material and non-material possessions. Along the way, these people ruin relationships and forget themselves in their desires. They are unable to focus on anything other than what they wish to acquire, and they are never satisfied. This progression is illustrated in “The Pardoner’s Tale.” In the story, three rioters found gold. When the youngest rioter left, the two other rioters plotted to murder him. While the youngest rioter was gone, he bought poison to murder the other two rioters. When the youngest rioter returned, the other two rioters stabbed and killed him. The two rioters then drank the poisoned wine the youngest rioter had brought and died. This shows that the rioters were overcome with greed and were willing to give up their morals to gain the gold. They lied to each other, attempted to cheat each other, and murdered each other. These actions are all violations of one’s morals. Since they murdered each other, they effectively ruined their relationships with each other. They lost their lives due to their greed and were destroyed by it. Secondly, the Bible also talks about greed negatively. For example Proverbs 15:27 says, “The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.” Also 1 Timothy 6:9 says,”But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.” These verses show that greed causes ruin, conflict, and temptation. Greed also leads to destruction of the greedy and those around them. They also show that greed is a sin. It is the desire to indulge, and it is incredibly selfish. This is clearly described in the Bible. “The Pardoner’s Tale” illustrates this idea. Thirdly, there are examples of greed destroying people’s lives in history. For example, Judas betrayed Jesus for money, which resulted in Judas hanging himself out of grief. Creflo Dollar, a megachurch pastor, is another example. He uses his position to swindle money from people. As a result, Dollar has a negative reputation, has had his finances scrutinized, and has dealt with criminal charges. Another example is Jack Schaap, a megachurch pastor who raped a young girl. Schaap’s sexual greed and selfishness led to his expulsion from his church and criminal charges.