Conflict in The Canterbury Tales

The Knight’s Tale 1
"each man for himself..."   (The Knight’s Tale)

This statement is a direct reversal of the oath that was mentioned at the beginning of this exchange. While the oath aligned them with the chivalric code, their love for this woman undermines their chivalry and honor. The main conflict of the "Knight's Tale" is the ethical dilemma that occurs when one's personal desires defy the bonds of brotherhood and the chivalric code.