Essay on The Canterbury Tales and Tale

Submitted By Caramy
Words: 485
Pages: 2

The tale I liked the most was the Millers tale. The pilgrims also aboard with the drunkard scorned him. In my opinion his tale was one of the most realistic ones out of the whole book. To me it seemed like he had gone through the pain of his tale, but is somehow still with his wife. In my mind Allison and Nicholas resemble Romeo in Juliet with the whole star crossed lovers theme. I tied the drunkard into being Romeo. I don't know what it is about him, but he gives off this vibe that he has lost the love of his life even if he is married. I wasn't to fond of the Reeves tale. I understand that back then it was customary to take a bride, but as a modern day girl I'm very independent. I don't see the need to absolutely having to marry. The man has gone most of his life only using prostitutes to satisfy his personal needs. Why does he so suddenly need a wife to care for him? Life longevity back then wasn't as long as it is today, so why take a wife when at any given time within the next few years he could die and leave her widowed? It just doesn't make sense to me.

In the beginning of the nights tale I was slightly confused on who the tale was truly about. After reading a few pages further it dawned on me that it was a tale of betrayal an deceit. Here are two men that are sentenced of life imprisonment fighting over who can love a woman who is seemingly out of reach. I guess it really does do you good to have friends in high places. As soon as each of the sworn brothers count sight of the maiden it was all set in…