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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story


by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Friar Timeline and Summary

  • The Friar's is the sixth portrait in the General Prologue.
  • The Friar glares at the Summoner in his Prologue.
  • In his Prologue, he praises the Wife of Bath's preaching, but tells her the pilgrims should engage in light tale-telling, rather than heavy theological debate.
  • The Friar insults summoners in his Prologue, causing the Summoner to promise to "quite" him when he tells his tale.
  • The Friar's is the seventh tale.