Chaucer tells us a rather bawdy and low-minded tale in comparison to the Knight’s Tale or Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. How does he subvert our expectations and what are we supposed to learn from the Miller’s Tale, if anything at all?
Our most recent text is written in Middle English, a far cry from Beowulf, and once again an anonymous narrative. How does this most recent script compare to other texts we’ve read? How does reading in Middle English affect your interpretation, if at all?