SparkNotes: The Canterbury Tales
SparkNotes: The Canterbury Tales: The Knight’s Tale, …
Talbot Donaldson writes in response to the conclusion of the "Knight’s Tale," one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, "What it does suggest…is that Providence is not working justly." Though Donaldson correctly points out the fact that the "Knight’s Tale" ends in injustice, he confuses the role of sin in the injustice with the role of God.
The Canterbury Tales is the last of Geoffrey Chaucer
"Followed chivalry, / Truth, honor, generousness and courtesy. / He had done nobly in his sovereign's war / And ridden into battle, no man more, / As well in Christian as heathen places, / And ever honor for his noble graces." Geoffrey Chaucer wrote this introduction to describe the knight in Canterbury Tales. Chaucer talked very highly of the knight's profession, wealth, and character.