Humor In The Millers Tale

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The Millers tale, like wise contains three of Chaucer’s ways to convey humor. Satire is used during the descriptions of the Carpenter and his wife, “this carpenter had married a new wife..........quite likely stung”. Satire is used here to empathize the age difference between the couple and how unlikely a pair they are. Blunder is used when the student is able to convince the carpenter a flood is coming and the carpenter willingly believes him “Now, to save my life!” Without blunder there would be no story and because human error is always considered comical Chaucer likes to incorporate it in to his stories. Slapstick and blunt sexual humor occurs during the climax of the story when the student farts in the clerks face, a

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