The fact that I love you won't change. Sometimes, we need someone to accept us and love us first. But the basic insecurities, the basic fears and all those old wounds just grow up with us. Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I was demographically ripe for this sort of thing:
You're not a poet.
To enter into a work of art, both for the artist and for the recreating interpreter, involves an act of negation of the real world, but this negation does not annihilate reality. So why are you playing, then? Through his fiction, in the role of controlling and intervening narrator, the Pardoner demonstrates his ability to control the figure of Death; to the extent that his audience identifies with the Pardoner's superior power—and the Church's—to control what they fear, they give. Fiction must do two things: When I want to strike out on my own.