The Miller's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis


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Chaucer's 'The Miller's Tale' in the Canterbury Tales falls within what genre?

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1. In contrast to 'The Knight's Tale,' what type of audience would most likely find 'The Miller's Tale' appealing?

2. Chaucer's first two tales, 'The Knight's Tale' and 'The Miller's Tale' represent which two contrasting perspectives?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about The Miller's Tale? Using the quiz and worksheet, you can test your knowledge of this tale, characters it involves, and important motifs that occur in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools help check your knowledge of:

  • The type of audience that would most likely find The Miller's Tale appealing
  • A medieval motif that The Miller's Tale uses
  • Genre of The Miller's Tale
  • Contrasting perspectives of The Knight's Tale and The Miller's Tale

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the genre of The Miller's Tale
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Miller's Tale analysis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as The Knight's Tale and The Miller's Tale

Additional Learning

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  • Plot of the tale
  • Themes in The Miller's Tale
  • The similarities between The Knight's Tale and The Miller's Tale
  • Definition of 'motif'