The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Parson Timeline and Summary
- The Parson's portrait is the sixteenth in the General Prologue.
- Before he speaks, the Parson refuses to tell a tale, saying they are sinful.
- The Parson's "tale," actually a sermon, is the last in The Canterbury Tales, occurring after the Manciple's Tale.