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By Oscar Wilde

At the floor, Sir Robert Chiltern is a perfect husband—he has a magnificent position as a member of the home of Commons and is often decent in public and in deepest. His spouse, woman Chiltern, is happy with their privileged lifestyles.

What she doesn't recognize is that Sir Robert’s preliminary upward push to energy used to be based in just a little shady conditions, and over the process twenty-four hours, those earlier indiscretions threaten to return to gentle, and the destiny of the Chiltern’s marriage is quickly at stake.

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The Miller announces that he will tell a 舠legende and a lyf舡 of how a clerk cuckolded a carpenter, a raunchy fabliau with blasphemous echoes of the Gospel narrative of Joseph and Mary, 舠a Carpenter, and... his wyf舡 (p. 166). But another pilgrim, the Reeve (an estate manager who is also a carpenter by craft) becomes incensed at what he perceives to be an insult to women and to himself. He confronts the Miller, who rebuffs the attack with more vicious humor, this time equating the divine providence (舠goddes privetee舡) with the private parts of a wife and arguing facetiously that a husband should not attempt to know too much about either, as long as he has access to 舠goddes foyson舡 (舠God舗s bounty舡) on both fronts.

John returns the favor when he thinks Nicholas舗 (phony) coma results from his prying into 舠goddes privetee舡 (p. 184), and berates scholars for lacking the good sense of working people like himself. At the end, when the wounded John tries to tell his neighbors the truth about his fall, he is successfully contradicted by all the students present, who stick together in unanimously pronouncing the carpenter mad. As the Miller 舠quytes舡 the Knight, so 舠The Reeve舗s Tale舡 enacts revenge for the latter舗s perceived mistreatment in the Miller舗s prologue and tale.

It follows that a cloud of uncertainty, varying in extent and density, must hang over all critical judgments about the meaning and effect of this radically incomplete, but still quite brilliant, collection of tales within their framing fiction. Analysis The Canterbury Tales as we possess it contains twenty-four tales舒some incomplete舒gathered into ten fragments (at least according to the Ellesmere text), headed by a prologue that establishes the pilgrimage to Canterbury as the occasion for a tale-telling contest, and offers the narrator舗s more or less detailed descriptions of almost all the pilgrims.

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