Wednesday, October 2, 2013
THE COMPARISON'S TALE
Out of the two tales presented in period 5 the one that was closest to The Miller was the one of the Cook. In both tales there was humor and criticism being done. In The Miller you would assume that the young Nicholas would be the not so smart character because he is young, but in reality he ended up beguiling John the older man who is supposed to be smarter. Same in the cook's tale you would think that a chubby man who loves what he does would be a great cook, but instead he makes people sick with his food. Chaucer deceives his readers in the way that they assume one thing, but end up being wrong. The apprentice and Nicholas both have this sense that everything is going to be ok, that they can do whatever they want. The style of writing was very similar for it was humorous, and mocking. The theme of the tales is that not everything is, as it seems, the cover of the book does not summarize the content of the novel. The tone was probably very similar, satirical, humorous, irritated etc.