Study Guide

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story Prologue to Sir Thopas

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Prologue to Sir Thopas

  • The Host makes fun of Chaucer for staring at the ground all the time, and for being fat. He calls him a "little doll" that any woman would gladly embrace. He says that Chaucer seems mysterious because he barely talks to anyone in the company.
  • The Host asks Chaucer to tell a merry tale.
  • Chaucer replies that he knows no other tale but a rhyme that he learned long ago.
  • The Host says that's just fine, and that he thinks the tale will be good, judging by the look on Chaucer's face.

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