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Breone Mikell Humanities Colloquium March 9, 2010 Dr. Caesar Perkowski The Midst of a Fabliaux Throughout Chancer’s era and modern literature, there have been numerous themes in the midst of them all. Several have been influenced by religion, historical reasons and others by personal affairs and adultery. As I explore and understand them more, I came across one theme that stood out within all the tales; that being, the theme of a fabliaux, which means adultery and sexual affairs between the characters. The tales that embodied this particular theme were The Millers Tale, The Reeves Tale, and The Merchants Tale. All three of these are linked in some way in the theme and topic of a fabliaux. The first tale that expresses the theme of a fabliaux is The Millers Tale. In the Millers Tale, there was a carpenter named John who was married to a young girl named Alison. There was a clerk named Nicholas who had interest in Alison, so they plotted up a plan so they could be together. Nicholas told John he vision from God that there would be a flood and they had to
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