The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Chaucer (The Narrator) Timeline and Summary
- Chaucer meets the pilgrims at the tavern near Southwark, becomes one of their company, and describes all of their characters.
- In the Prologue to Sir Thopas, the Host makes fun of Chaucer for being fat and asks him to tell a tale.
- After the Tale of Sir Thopas, the Host rebukes Chaucer for his horrible rhyming and suggests that he tell a tale in prose. Chaucer agrees.