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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

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.

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