The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Character Role Analysis
The knight is the protagonist because all of the action in the story surrounds him (and his mistakes). He's also the protagonist because of a convention of the romance genre, in which the main character is most often a man (sorry, ladies), usually a knight, who undergoes personal growth in the course of the story. The story ends up being not only about his adventures, but also (and mainly) about their effect on him.