Why do the three rioters in the Pardoner’s Tale seek Death?
Why are the three rioters looking for Death? They are looking for Death because a boy told them it was death who killed the person in the coffin and other people in town.
Where were the three rioters lead so they may find Death?
What do the rioters find under the tree? The gold under the tree will lead to the deaths of thee three rioters, so in a sense, death is under the tree.
What is the main cause of the 3 rioters?
In an allegorical reading of the Pardoner’s Tale, where characters represent abstract concepts instead of real people, the Three Rioters represent greed. They salivate at the sight of the eight bushels of gold and abandon any other goals or consideration like that pact of sworn brotherhood to kill Death.
In what way does the old man serve as a foil to the three rioters?
to the three rioters? He is a foil to the rioters in that he represents the wisdom of old age. Unlike the rioters, the old man is calm, sober, and respectful; he understands that human beings have no control over death.