Read full text and annotations on the canterbury tales the general prologue the physician at owl eyes read expert analysis on the canterbury tales the general prologue the physician at owl eyes the general prologue conclusion of the general prologue the knights tale the millers prologue . Yet despite this one conspicuous display of wealth the physician is moderate overall partaking of a diet thats modest and nourishing while saving up most of his gold in a sly jab at the physician chaucer tells us that he saves up his gold because gold in phisik is a cordial general prologue 445. The physicians tale is in origin a primitive folk tale about an honor killing that chaucer found in livy and elsewhere and enhanced the wicked judge apius wishes to abduct and rape the beautiful and virtuous virginia aged 14. On this recording the general prologue and the physicians tale are read in middle english by richard bebb under the direction of a leading chaucerian scholar professor derek brewer it is an authoritative performance that brilliantly evokes the fourteenth century world both for the general reader and the student alike. A summary of general prologue introduction in geoffrey chaucers the canterbury tales learn exactly what happened in this chapter scene or section of the canterbury tales and what it means perfect for acing essays tests and quizzes as well as for writing lesson plans
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