Millers were known to work in mills. the millers basic tool was the quern-stone which was used to the prior invention of water mills and windmills which were the main inventuions of the era. Millers also were known for baking bread that varied in form quality and consequently in name. they had 13 centries of names such as
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Millers worked on lords estate by renting out mills from the lord throughout the year and to pay for these mills they would pay in grains they earned through out the year. Sometimes in the everyday life of a miller they would wake up at the crack of dawn and start baking there loafs of bread.
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Modern day Occupation
Occupation time Period
the midevial miller was in the midevial times where they didnt have the machines we had today and he had to do everything by hand.
Rual society of a miller is often wealthier than an ordinary peasant which lead to jealousy and bread riots and at times it would lead to famine. Conversly millers might be in a stronger position vis-a-vis feudal land owners than ordinary peasants.
describe physical appereance
a miller is intensly physical and disgusting hes huge and with a red beard, wide black notrils and a gaping mouth and a gross wart on his nose with tuft of red hairs growing on it. Millers draw heavily upon negative midevial stereotypes about lower class people. A millers physical appereance symbolizes with his red hair and gross wart is known as lustful nature.
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Chaucer Opinions of Character
lines that prove Chaucer Opinion
"He loved to talk, and he could tell the best bar stories, most of them about sex and sin"
"deep, gaping nostrils; and a wart on the tip of his nose that bristled with red hairs that looked like they grew out of a pig’s ears"
Vocabulary words from Passage
strong-having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
bagpipes- musical instrument with reed pipes that are sounded by the pressure of wind emitted from a bag squeezed by the player's arm
bristled-of hair or fur) stand upright away from the skin, esp. in anger or fear
hinges-a movable joint or mechanism on which a door, gate, or lid swings as it opens and closes, or that connects linked objects