Summary Of The Nun Priest's Tale Moral Lessons

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The Nun’s Priest’s Tale Moral Lessons This story is about a widow who lives with her two daughters in a small cottage house with a few animals. She has three sows, three cows, a sheep, come chickens and one beautiful rooster by the name of Chanticleer. In this story Chanticleer the rooster is a special character who is in love with one hen named Pertelote. Chanticleer is so in love with Pertelote that him being in love makes him loose his mind and makes him stop believing in himself. In this tale a few lessons are taught, never to trust flattery, greatest weakness can also be someone’s greatest weapon, and men need to be aware of paying attention to the advice of their loved one. The first lesson, is never to trust flattery. Flattery is trying to please by remarks or attention, and in this short story the fox uses his…show more content…
But the smart chicken turns the table around and uses flattery to trick the fox into letting him out his mouth. The narrator explains, “This Chanticleer was shaken to the core / And would have fled. The fox was quick to say / However, “Sir! Whither to fast away? / Are you afraid of me that am your friend? / A friend, or worse, I should be, to intend / You harm, or practice villainy upon you; / Dear sir, I was not even spying on you! / Truly I came to do no other thing / Than just to lie and listen to you sing” (lines 466-474). Chanticleer spots the fox but the fox (using his flattery) convinces him that he is not there to do no harm. That he is simply there to hear him sing because he had never heard someone sing as beautiful as Chanticleer. The narrator says, “This Chanticleer stood high upon his toes, / He stretched his neck, his eyes began to close, / His break to open; with his eyes shut tight / He began to sing with all his might. / Sir Russel Fox then leapt to the attack, / Grabbing
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