Study Guide

The Canterbury Tales: the Man of Law's Tale Lines 372-385

By Chaucer, Geoffrey

Lines 372-385

  • The first part ends with the Sultaness dismissing her counselors. The Man of Law makes it clear he's none to please with her behavior.
  • But in any case, the plan goes into action. Mommy Dearest rides to the Sultan and tells him she's down with the Christianity thing. She even repents that she's been a heathen for so long.
  • She tells her son she wants to have a big feast to welcome all the Christians, and the Sultan's all, "great plan, mom."
  • He even kneels down and thanks her for her request. Dude's so happy, it's kind of painful to watch.
  • The Sultaness kisses her son and heads home to gloat.