The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Pardoner Timeline and Summary
- The Pardoner's portrait is the 22nd in the General Prologue.
- In his prologue, the Pardoner confesses that he only preaches in order to win money, and lets the pilgrims in on his trade secrets.
- The Pardoner is the fourteenth to tell his tale, after the Physician and before the Shipman.
- After his tale, the Pardoner attempts to sell fake relics to the pilgrims, causing the Host to get angry at him.