Deception In Miller's Tale

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In the story of The Miller’s Tale, Nicholas, the clerk, uses the story of the Noah’s flood from the old testament of the bible as a deception and to manipulate the carpenter, John. John, without a doubt in his head, immediately believed Nicholas’ “vision” and followed all of his instructions. This means that many people are easy to manipulate or deceive just by using a statement or a story from a religious source in the middle ages. Furthermore, Nicholas also warns John that once they were inside the tubs, they must do nothing and not speak a word but only pray because it is “God’s commandment”. Nicholas also added that John and Alison should be on different tubs because it is a “sin” for them to be on the same tubs. In this statement, Nicholas
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