Vulgarity In The Miller's Tale

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In Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, there is no more humorous or more vulgar story than The Miller's Tale. This bawdy tale is the Miller’s answer to the Knight’s classy story of a love triangle. The Miller, who is portrayed by Chaucer as a strong rugged fellow who speaks and jokes loudly, mostly about sex. This description leads me to think of him as a member of the lower class, who, having had a more grungy and dirty daily life, is more comfortable around vulgarity than class. This preference is what caused him to respond with a story that directly mocks the utopian Knight’s Tale. The Miller thus spares no gory detail when telling his tale. Being a big proud man who was also drunk, he most probably wanted to shock his listeners out of
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