Next, the narrator describes the Prioress, named Madame Eglentyne. He also makes himself popular with innkeepers and barmaids, who can give him food and drink. He was also very well educated, which was not typical of his era.
He only has a little gold, which he tends to spend on books and learning, and takes huge care and attention of his studies. Many of those on this pilgrimage were members of the clergy.
See Important Quotations Explained The narrator opens the General Prologue with a description of the return of spring. Not only they deal with the dilemma of class and deception, but also show immoral and corrupt standards of the church in early 14th century.
Theme 2 Courtly Love and Sexual Desire Courtly love in the medieval setup is something noble and spiritual that does not mean to be achieved physically.