Of all the tales in Chaucer’s novel, the Miller’s is unquestionably the most vile, due to the author’s focus on infidelity, tricks, and revenge. As he tells his story, the Miller is passive-aggressive and spiteful, specifically toward the Reeve, showing his disrespectful personality. These few character traits, of the many poor traits the Miller expresses, show the audience that he is the most disgusting and greedy character of them all. If he were to interact with modern individuals, no one would have any
“The Miller’s Tale” and “The Reeve’s Tale,” two of the many stories in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, portray many similarities on the views of love, marriage, and immorality. Both “The Miller’s Tale” and “The Reeve’s Tale” portray what love truly means to the Miller and the Reeve. Chaucer’s two tales also exemplify the unfaithfulness of the wives to their vows of marriage. Additionally, the stories share corresponding similarities in the many instances of dishonesty and immoral features of the male characters. Throughout The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer illustrates to the reader the true characteristics of the Miller and the Reeve by using the aspect of morality to show their related views on love and women.
Many examples are seen in the story that express irony and most characters seem to be taught a lesson. Irony is a crucial part of the Canterbury Tales, and Chaucer's creative use of this literary device does a lot to provide this book with a definitive status. Chaucer has grasped the techniques required to put his points across and subtle irony and satire
The author Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the book “The Canterbury Tale” and also added several stories. I chose to write about. “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Miller’s Tale”, because both of them are so equally different, but have some similarities for example, in “The Knight’s Tale” talks about the knight’s and how they are so respected and honorable man’s. “The Miller’s Tale” is about a love triangle that involves one woman and three men and how the miller is not a respected man and doesn’t keep his promises. “The Miller’s Tale” and “The Knight’s Tale” are very different, but they also had a lot of similarities.
In the "Miller's Tale", consists of a messy love triangle between the carpenter, John, and his young beautiful wife, Alison, and two other men, Nicholas and Absalon. John is a jealous and vacuous husband. Alison is a beautiful devious wife who enjoys attention. Nicholas, the scholar, and Absalon, the parish clerk, lust for Alison. The entire tale is full of lies and deceit.
There is also a sense of irony at the end of the story. The narrator’s eyes are closed and he is being led by a blind man, yet he is able to see. Carver never explains what it is the narrator sees, but there is the sense that he has found a connection and is no longer detached or isolated. The narrator is faced with a stark realization and glimmer of hope.Hope for new views, new life and probably even new identity. Even the narrator’s wife is surprised by the fact that her husband and Robert really get along together.And this is an undoubtful argument that the narrator changed throat the story, Robert unconsciously succeeds in bringing new psychological and spiritual opening to
Through The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer shows how love is portrayed in a completely different light based on whether you are a part of the lower or upper class. Through his descriptions of Emily in “The Knight’s Tale” and Alison in “The Miller’s Tale”, Chaucer envisions woman as the source of two different types of love based on the social class she belongs to. The upper class version of love would be presented as something noble in the way the male goes about trying to earn the woman’s love. In the upper class version love it takes far more of an effort to win the girl over and it must be done in a polite/kind manner. The lower class type of love contains far more primal tactics, in which the male does not have to try very hard to have the woman leave behind her current partner for the new male.
He emphasises this throughout his tale. He makes the point by paralleling his theme with vulgarity and barbaric references. As is expected by someone under the influence, following the Miller’s less than romantic tale about the carpenter, Nicholas’ young wife making him a cuckold and taking him for an idiot is the Reeve. He tells the a story to quite the Miller’s Tale about a carpenter, the Reeve is offended by the Miller’s tale because he was a carpenter, in his tale he describes the Miller who is taken for a ride by two students, who sleeps with his wife and daughter. Following this tale is the Cook.
Poor John The first character to be introduced in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale,” John the Carpenter is arguably one of the more endearing characters in the story as he is one of the few who refrains from trying to trick or sleep with anyone else. Unfortunately, this amiability does not make him immune to the immorality of the other characters, and indeed, by the end of the tale, John suffers a fate undeserved by his actions; he is cuckolded by his wife, cheated by his friend, and publicly humiliated by the entire town. John is described by the narrator as having two major character traits, jealousy and stupidity, but only his stupidity is corroborated by actual action in the story. His alleged jealousy never appears. Through his
The Miller’s Tale however is more unacceptable because it includes adultery. His tale is of a love triangle but in his story, the woman in married to one man, meeting with another man, and being adored by yet another man. Despite the Miller’s great describing of his tale, I have proclaimed that the Knight’s Tale wins this battle based on each tellers’ social status, the basis of each story and it’s entirety, and the lesson taught in each story. The