Chaunticleer: Behind the Rooster
In the book Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, gives us a stunning tale about a rooster named Chaunticleer. Chaunticleer, who is the King of his domain in his farmland kingdom. Like a King, he quotes passages from intellectuals, dreams vivid dreams, has a libido that runs like a bat out of hell, and is described as a very elegant looking Rooster. He has every characteristic of a person belonging to the upper
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to gobble him up! He does have an epiphany at the end, however, "No more through your flattery get me to close my eyes and sing. For he who knowingly blinks when he should see, God let him never thrive." Chaucer uses the characte
r Chaunticleer to poke fun at the Aristocracy and all their tendencies towards living life in the name of "consummate pleasure seekers," and not in the name of "reality driven people".