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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

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.