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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story


by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Monk Timeline and Summary

  • The Monk's is the fifth portrait in the General Prologue.
  • After the Tale of Melibee, the Host praises the monk for being such a manly man and speculates that he would probably be a stud if given the opportunity.
  • The Monk tells his tale, a collection of tragedies about men who fell from great heights, after the Tale of Melibee and before the Nun's Priest's tale, making him nineteenth in the line-up of stories.