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.