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The Miller's Attempt to Quiet the Knight

Summary: The Miller's Tale, a parody of the Knight's Tale, is a way for the Miller to quiet the Knight's Tale and the Knight himself.
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales a storytelling competition is proposed by the Host. In his mind, it was only proper for the Knight to tell his story first. The sneaky Host rigged the drawing of straws and the Knight won the honor of going first. He told a Roman Epic of loyalty and love, set in classical antiquity that portrayed his gallant manner and elevated social class. The Miller's Tale, a parody of the Knight's Tale, came next. The Miller's Tale was more contemporary and left out many of the ideals that were displayed by the characters in the Knight's Tale. This fabliau told by the Miller seemed to debase the Knight's Tale and also to debase the Knight himself.

Although the Knight and Miller's Tales are very similar, it is obvious that they are told by pilgrims of different social rankings. The Knight was chosen to go first...

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