The Pardoner's Tale makes me think of this question because the guys in the story have done bad things like cursing, gambling, thieving, etc. In the end they all die because of what has happened. So pretty much what they did has brought them death.
The Wife of Bath's Tale makes me think of this question because the man that harms a woman will be killed. But in t his case it didn't happen because he did something good that prevented him from dying.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight reminded me of this question because Sir Gawain was an honorable man, except for one mistake and he never deserved to die because of his honor.
Another Question is:
Can people be motivated to live?
In The Pardoner's Tale, they try to kill death because they want to live.
In The Wife of Baths' Tale, he tries to find out what women desire most so that he can live.
In Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, he keeps the sash so that he can live.