The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Knight Timeline and Summary
- The Knight is the first pilgrim Chaucer introduces in the General Prologue.
- At the beginning of the pilgrimage, the Knight is the first to tell his tale.
- When the Pardoner and the Host fight at the end of the Pardoner's tale, the Knight makes peace between them.
- The Knight prevents the Monk from finishing his tale, saying his tragedies are too sad and it is better to tell stories about people whose fortunes take a turn for the better.