Much of the interest in The Canterbury Tales revolves around the relationship between the teller of the tale and the tale he or she tells. For instance, many of the pilgrims are described by Chaucer in “The General Prologue,” and then later Chaucer has them tell a tale. Write an essay in which you explore the relationship between the teller of a tale and the tale he or she tells. Among questions, you might consider are the following: Does the character of the teller fit the tale told? How so, or how not? In what way(s) is (are) the relationship between the teller and the tale ironic? What does the tale itself reveal to us about the character who tells it? Remember that a good essay begins with an interesting introductory paragraph with a focusing thesis statement, then moves to body paragraphs that support the thesis using specific elements from the story (including commentary, analysis, reflection, discussion, and short quotes), and ends with a summary conclusion. Always avoid long passages in your essay that simply summarize the plot.