The Miller

THE CANTERBURY TALES

OCCUPATION

the miller was a person that worked in a mill ( usually grain ) that made flour and made bread in there bakery next door.

http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-life/medieval-miller.htm

need for occupation

the time period is when every body couldn't just make there own bread so the miller made flour and then baked bread next door

social stranding

the miller was a town dweller they were part of the middle class with a business house and a family.

http://socyberty.com/history/medieval-times-social-classes-everything-you-need-to-know/

day to day

the millers day to day life consisted of grinding the grain in a mill then making the many types of loafs Ex. knights loaf, common loaf, popes loaf, witch varied in many ways.

info not included

he didnt say what was the millers occupation or that he even cooked bread for a living.

modern conterpart

the modern day job that the miller would hold would be a bakery/ pastry shop owner.

paraphrase prolouge

Spark notes
The red-haired Miller loves crude, bawdy jokes and drinking. He is immensely stout and strong, able to lift doors off their hinges or knock them down by running at them with his head. He has a wart on his nose with bright red hairs sticking out of it like bristles, black nostrils, and a mouth like a furnace. He wears a sword and buckler, and loves to joke around and tell dirty stories. He steals from his customers, and plays the bagpipes.

My paraphrase
the miller loves to tell harsh, dirty jokes and drinking. he is really short and strong,he can pick a door off the hinges or just by running into the doors with a headbutt.he has a wart with red hair sticking out of it on his nose,dark nostrils, and a mouth like a fire pit. he wears a sword and a belt , and love to tell jokes a lot and tell dirty stories. he steals from his buyers, and plays the bagpipes.

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/canterbury/section3.rhtml

physical description

He is immensely stout and strong, He has a wart on his nose with bright red hairs sticking out of it like bristles, black nostrils, and a mouth like a furnace.

personality description

loves to joke around and tell dirty stories. He steals from his customers, and plays the bagpipes.

specific words

drunk
steals
crude
bawdy
dirty jokes

chaucers opinion

the narrators opinion towards the miller was that he was a drunk that loved to get so drunk he would tell really raw jokes. He was also a thief and he stole from his customers.

specifict lines

  • The red-haired Miller loves crude, bawdy jokes and drinking.
  • He wears a sword and buckler, and loves to joke around and tell dirty stories.
  • He steals from his customers, and plays the bagpipes.

word choices

  • bawdy-

    1. indecent; lewd; obscene.

    2. coarse or obscene talk or writing.

  • sword- 1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.

    2. An instrument of death or destruction.

  • buckler-1. A small, round shield either carried or worn on the arm.
  • miller- 1. a person who works in a mill
  • mill-1. a. A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour or meal.

    b. A device or mechanism that grinds grain.


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