Humor was used in the medieval time period to express one's ideas and thoughts. Geoffrey Chaucer also used humor in The Canterbury Tales in different instances. In "The Nun's Priest Tale" and "The Miller's Tale" I will show you how he uses humor to describe characters, his use of language and the actual events that take place.
In the "Nun's Priest Tale" there is a rooster named Chaunticleer. His name suggests a fine knight or
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the story including character
description, language and events. Even though The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the best works of this time, it fits into its era of medieval humor.
Chaucer, Geoffrey. "The Millers Tale." The Oxford Anthology of English Literature
Vol. 1 Ed. Frank Kermode. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973 159-176
Chaucer, Geoffrey. "The Nun's Priest's Tale." The Oxford Anthology of English Literature Vol. 1 Ed. Frank
Kermode. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973 179-195