RIDING BLUE AND WHITE, THE MILLER



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Riding Blue n White Miller!

In the story, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, one of the most down to earth and profound personalities is the Miller. A chap who is an important figurehead of the low-class community with a many faults, according to Geoffrey Chaucer. In our opinion, The main purpose of this character was his guilty and bothersome ways to others.




Dress and AppearanceDress consists of a poor blue hood and white coat. He has a huge beard,wide nostrils, a vast mouth and a conspicuous wart, crowned by a tuft of hair likened in color to the bristles of a sows ears.



Miller

An educated man, lover of drink, buffoon, forceful in argument, Big and Broad shoulders, Strong, fox ears, a “cherl", breaking doors, down-to-earth man who takes pleasure in satisfying basic appetites.
headstrong metaphorically


VOCABULARY


WRANGLER - A LOUD, ARGUMENTIVE PERSON
THUMB OF GOLD - REFERENCE TO PROVERB" AN HONEST MILLER"
ABSTRUSEST - MOST SCHOLARLY AND DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
IN THE MAIN - FOR THE MOST PART
INNER TEMPLE - ONE OF THE INNS OF COURT


Quote number 1

Line 584
" He liked to play his bagpipes up and down and that was how he brought us out of town. "
(visually shows The Miller as a strong and gentle man with a passion of the people and of his bagpipes)


Quote number 2

line 580
" He felt it with his thumb and thus he knew its quality and took three times his due-----a thumb of gold, by God to gauge an oat! "
(An example of how The Miller was a buffoon and made fun of for his many faults, such as his status in society and many attributes)



Work Cited:

~Littell,McDougal literature book.copright 2008
~Moore, Andrew. "The Miller Prologue"Copyright 202,Lasted updated: 2007 Checked Website Oct. 25, 2009. Web <:http://www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/poetry/millerstale.htm >




The Miller Tale
In-depth view of "The Milller"