Nicholas persuades his landlords wife Alisoun Absolon is in love with Alisoun

Nicholas persuades his landlords wife alisoun absolon

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Nicholas persuades his landlord’s wife, Alisoun Absolon is in love with Alisoun Alisoun lets Absolon kiss her rear end Comes again and Nicholas sticks butt out window and farts Absolon brands Nicholas with red-hot poker Carpenter cuts rope, falls, breaks arm Fabliaux = comical and grotesque stories where characters thrive by their wit The Reeve’s Prologue and Tale Reeve is offended by Miller’s tale of a stupid carpenter Counters with tale of dishonest miller Two students go to mill to watch miller grind corn Miller unties their horse and steals their flour while boys chase horse Spend night at miller’s house Boys seduce miller’s wife and daughter The Cook’s Prologue and Tale Cook enjoys Reeve’s Tale Apprentice named “Perkin Reveler” dances and drinks Tale breaks off unfinished The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale Tells feelings about marriage Be fruitful and multiply Has had 5 husbands Friar complains that her story is too long Summoner promises to tell tale of Friar and vice versa King Arthur’s court rapes a maiden Arthur’s queen sends him on a quest to discover what women want most Ugly old woman promises the light that she will tell him a secret if he promises to do whatever she wants for saving his life Women wants sovereignty (respect) Knight must mary old woman Knight says she’s ugly She can either be ugly and faithful, or beautiful and unfaithful
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Knight lets her choose Rewards him and she’s beautiful and faithful The Friar’s Prologue and Tale Lighten mood with funny story of lecherous summoner
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