The Miller

grind grains FOR A LIVING

Occupation

Miller occupation was the person that grinds grain into flour . He also loved to wrestle other's to prove his health.


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Time Period

Knowing that people still grinded grains into flour lets me no that this was not in our time. This was in the 14 century.


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Social Standing

Miller was well known because of owner ship of the mill. He had to be middle class.


http://www.granny-miller.com/grinding-wheat-into-flour-with-a-hand-mill/

Day to Day Life

Miller's day's would be exosting. First he would have to grind grains for hour's intill his fingers and risk gave out. Then he would have to meet other business men, so they may colabarate on business.

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

Unknown information

Medieval Serfs were expected to work for approximately 3 days each week on the land own by there lord of the manor. Serfs also had to make certain payments, either in money or more often in grain, honey, eggs, or other produce. These fees were called 'Banalities'. A feudal lord imposed Banalities on his serfs for the use of his mill, oven, wine press, or similar facilities.

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Paraphrase your character

the Miller was a person that grinded grains back in the midievil times. they lived a rough and restless life. They allways were put down and treated like less of a human. Medieval Serfs were expected to work for approximately 3 days each week on the land designated to the lord of the manor. Serfs also had to make certain payments, either in money or more often in grain, honey, eggs, or other produce. They always had a lower label then others...

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physical appearance

The MILLER was short, but he was still a pretty big guy—muscular, broad, and big boned.


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describe his personality

Very outspoken, speaks his mind anywere and any time of the day.


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5 middle to modern age words

1. cristes> crist

2. ther> there

3. herte> heart

4. pees> peace

5. propre> proper

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What is Chaucer's opinion toward's this character?

Chuancer's opinion torwards Miller is positive because of the stress and anger one had to ador. Put your self in Miller's shoes.. I couldnt even amagine

word choices that help you understand the words from this period of time?

headbutt>an aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the head, esp. into the face or body of another person.

bagpipes>a musical instrument with reed pipes that are sounded by the pressure of wind emitted from a bag squeezed by the player's arm.

spade>a tool with a sharp-edged, typically rectangular, metal blade and a long handle, used for digging or cutting earth, sand, turf,

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