First of all
First of all, if I needed to give briefing, I would like to start with beginning of the story or tale. The story begins with two characters who named the Canon and the Yeoman joining the rest of the group on the road to Canterbury. Other characters in the group want these two to tell a story, and the Yeoman decides to tell the story, and then he tells different stories about how the Canon tricked the friar by giving the friar quicksilver saying it is real silver. When we look at what the tale tells, we can also say that Chaucer uses this tale to describe his criticism of alchemy. Finally, the plot is that The Yeoman focuses on alchemy and people who are being tricked by it. His tale is making fun of canons and selling them out to be tricksters and thieves, while selling himself out along the way.
As I mentioned before, Chaucer satires quietly the church in this tale but he does not excess so much, so he tries to hide the seriousness of the tale by having the Yeoman tell it. He chooses the Yeoman to be the narrator so the Church will hopefully laugh at the Yeoman’s story before it begins to take offense by it, and the Church does not take offensive at. This tale expresses a keen sense of its teller and his position, and the Yeoman’s position is disturbingly uncertain. There are two important points we have to focus on. The first is the direct assertion that the second Canon has betrayed many innocent and gullible people. The Yeoman’s Tale shows us precisely how the false Canon accomplishes that betrayal through deceit. The second point concerns the fact that the Yeoman has had his suspense moves, actually he does not know what it is false or true. It is important to note here that the Yeoman attributes the loss of his suspense to the cause of heating metals and not at all to the trickery or doubleness of Canon.