"The Miller's Tale" is the story of a carpenter, his lovely wife, and two younger men who are eager to sleep with her. The carpenter, John, lives in Oxford with his much younger wife, Alisoun, who is a local beauty.
Why did Alison marry the carpenter?
The reeve happens to be the foolish carpenter in the story, and the reeve is also very choleric. Why did John marry Alison? John is significantly older than Alison, and married her because of her good looks.
What is the carpenters name in The Miller's Tale?
“The Miller's Tale” is told by a drunken miller named Robin who is one of the pilgrims headed to Canterbury. He describes a story of a carpenter, John, his wife, Alison, and two men who desperately want to sleep with her.
What is the Reeve's name who was also a carpenter?
The reeve, named Oswald in the text, is the manager of a large estate who reaped incredible profits for his master and himself. He is described in the Tales as skinny and bad-tempered and old; his hair is closely cropped reflecting his social status as a serf.
Who are the characters in Reeve's Tale?
Tale Itself: Symkyn the miller, Symkyn's wife, Malyne (Symkin's daughter), the six-month old baby, John the clerk, Aleyn the Clerkm, Bayard.
How does Nicholas trick the carpenter?
He gets a hot coulter (plow blade) from Gervase, the smith, and returns to ask for another kiss. Nicholas puts his backside out, Absolon strikes it with the red-hot coulter, Nicholas yells for water; the carpenter awakes and thinks the flood has come, cuts lose his tub and falls and breaks his arm.