What was the prize in the Canterbury Tales?
Just so, who wins in the Canterbury Tales?
We never get to see the pilgrims reach Canterbury, nor do we learn who wins the competition. It's likely that Chaucer ran out of time or energy. He may have planned to revise the beginning of the frame story so that the 24 tales would seem complete.
One may also ask, what does the host propose as a prize for the best storyteller? Storytelling to and from Canterbury. A free dinner at the Tabard paid for by all the other pilgrims is the prize.
Simply so, what is the best tale in The Canterbury Tales?
The Best Canterbury Tales Everyone Should Read
- The Miller's Tale.
- The Nun's Priest's Tale.
- The Knight's Tale.
- The Merchant's Tale.
- The Reeve's Tale.
- The Wife of Bath's Tale.
- The Friar's Tale.
- The Summoner's Tale.
What are the rules of the contest in the Canterbury Tales?
each pilgrim would tell two tales each--one on the way there and one on the way back. The tales will be judged by the Host on two criteria: entertainment value and moral lesson. The winner of the contest will enjoy a meal paid for by the remaining pilgrims at the Host's Taberd Inn.