In the Miller's prologue, Chaucer informs us thar the Miller 'tolde his Cherles tale in his manere.'Explore the ways that the Miller's character is reflected in the Miller's tale.
In Chaucer's time, society was very devided into different classes. the upper classes were seen as noble and well mannered, whist those from the lower classes were thought of as badly mannered . Chaucer reflects this the Miller's lower class through his drunkeness and through the nature of his tale. right from the very beginning of the tale we are made awear that it is the Miller who is telling it. In his discription f Nicholas we are told, 'Of deerne love he koude and of solas.' this is fitting with Chaucer's protryal of the Miller in the prologue, which shows him to be quite bawdy; a trait of his lower class.
However it is through Alison that the Miller's narration becomes truely clear.
Alison is clearly the sort of girl the Miller likes, and throughout his tale is is clear that he sees her and her actions in only a posative light. When describing Alison, the Miler goes into a huge ammount of unescessary detail. he begins by calling her 'fair' and quickly mover onto describing her body as 'gent and small.' he talks about he legs, her girdle and her apron. the disription is overly detailed, proceeding to describe he coller 'withinne and eek withoute.' he describes her in such unescessary detail that a 3-dimentionl character is creater that the reader is almost walking around, looking at the front and back whilst reading the discription. He talks of her finely plucked eyebrows, and her detailed, expensive looking clothes, making her atrifically beautiful and more attractive to someone of the Miller's status,comtrasted to the natural beauty of the woman whose...