The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Miller Timeline and Summary
- The Miller's portrait is the eighteenth in the General Prologue.
- After the Knight's tale, the Miller interrupts the Host's proposed order of tale-tellers by demanding to go before the Monk.
- The Miller is the second to tell his tale, after the Knight and before the Reeve.
- With his tale, the Miller insults the Reeve, who then constructs a tale for the express purpose of "quiting" the Miller's tale.