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''geoffrey Chaucer's the Miller's Tale''

Summary: Chaucer satires Courtly love in an interesting way, he exemplifies the love between Alison and Nicholas as being chivalric. This tale utterly ridicules the social order and the people of the landed gentry. Chaucer brings out the behaviour of the two Courtly lovers as a carnivalesque triumph.

In the Miller's tale, Geoffrey Chaucer satires the codes of Courtly Love; what is interesting to us is that Nicholas and Absalon behave like Courtly lovers, to win over Alison’s heart.

Absalon is Alison's admirer. He is very effeminate in nature; he cannot abide bad odours and crude behaviour. Absalon works in a church and is also a hairdresser. When Absalon sings to Alison outside her house, at night, the audience see language of a Courtly lover.

'Now, deere lady, if thy wille be,

I praye youw that ye wole rewe on me,'

The use of Courtly language here intensifies his passion and determination to be with the elegant flamboyant Alison.

Nicholas, on the other hand, is perceived as a clever witty man, who is John's lodger. Nicholas is seen as a juxtaposition to Absalon in many ways, through personality and physical appearance. For it is...

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