"The Miller's Tale" And "The Reve's Tale": Similarities



"The Miller's Tale" and "The Reve's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales
are very closely related. They both deal with the relationship between a
jealous man, his wife, and a young scholar(s), and they both are immoral
stories that contain sex and violence. This proves that the Miller and the
Reeve are two very corrupt individuals. However, these tales also share
some differences. For instance, the main character in "The Reeve's Tale" is
a Miller, while the main character in "The Miller's Tale" is a carpenter
(which was the Reeve's profession), and both tales are different in the way
the Miller and the Reeve are portrayed. Again the differences reflect the
dishonesty of the tale's author.
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since
the two boys are "Headstrong…and eager for a joke" (110), Alan proceeds to
rape the Miller's daughter, while John sleeps with the Miller's wife. It is
apparent that these situations are very similar, in that the scholars are
having adulterous sexual intercourse with both the Carpenter's and the
Miller's wives. This similarity shows how the Miller and the Reeve are
preoccupied with sex and adultery which is a sign of their dishonesty.
The two tales also share common traits in the fields of immorality
and sexuality. For instance, "The Miller's Tale" contains several different
occasions of lying and cheating, including the scene where the Miller
cheats Alan and John out of a fair amount of grain, and the scene where
John moves The Miller's wife's baby to confuse the her into sleeping with
him. In comparison, "The Reeve's Tale" has a similar amount of dishonesty.
For instance, in an elaborate attempt to sleep with the Carpenter's wife,
Nicholas tells the Carpenter, "Rain ...

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