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Juxtaposition in "The Miller's Tale"

Summary: In Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale," the juxtaposition of the sacred and the erotic is an important technique in establishing the Miller's unique and successful style of storytelling. As this tale is a bawdy fabliau, such juxtaposition is very effective in synchronizing with the tale's bawdy and witty characteristics. While the approach is offensive, it is also humorous and entertaining.
The Juxtaposition of the sacred and the erotic is typical of the miller's style of story telling. With reference to the extract (lines 540-548), discuss the narrative technique employed in this tale

The Miller has employed the technique of the juxtaposition of the sacred and erotic in this tale for effect as it is offensive yet humorous and entertaining. Juxtaposition is the combining of two different improbable ideas next to each other which is used to generate great contrast and shock, thus it makes this technique very successful.

In the prologue, the Miller states that he will tell a `legend and a lyf.' This indicates that his story would evolve around the life of saints and it also implies pious narratives. However, this is not true as his tale is not about saints but is rather a story in the form of a bawdy fabliau. This is...

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