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The Reeve's Tale  involves a crooked miller and two students who are determined that the miller will  not be able to fool them but are fooled nonetheless. The basic human truth that Chaucer implies is  that a university student is not necessarily wise in the way in the world and that a scheming miller  can get the best of inexperienced youth. The distrust expressed by the miller of the college students  in still a universal view. And certainly, the two students are easily robbed of their grain. The reader is  secretly satisfied to see two determined students being proven wrong — they boasted that they could  never be cheated. The revenge that the students take — first one student, John, bedding down with  the daughter, and then in a mix-up, Alan bedding down with the Miller's wife — is highly comic. The Reeve's Tale
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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