Analyzing the millers tale

 want a young individual but if a woman finds someone who is willing to supply her needs, she’s all for it. It results in falling back on the old man, he will be the one hurt in the end, putting effort and time to dedicate to a woman, when all along he was getting cheated on. Money isn’t everything in society, women during this time period need expect the world. ?The Moral approach is relevant to the morality of people during the medieval times, by illustrating the Miller’s views on religion, and heroic ideals. Religion during this time was defined by the Bible and the ten commandments. Although all men were expected to live by these rules, the ones who attended church were expected to never break the rules. But that wasn’t always the case. The value of common morality included non-trickery, or no cleverness, and not pursing another mans wife. The Miller’s Tale has a sense of wrong doings, and punishing those who corrupt in those actions. One of the characters disregards the religious rules, the man doesn’t respect another’s man marriage like he is suppose to. By chasing another’s man wife he disobeys his own religious promises to God. During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Churches expected its followers to be perfectionist. But they were far from that. Chaucer created the ideal of hypocrisy, through the character Absalom, who was the clerk. His sin was not chasing a married money, it was necessarily the fact that instead of him living the life of a clergyman, he became lustful to the married women, Alison. ?The Gender Studies approach is significant during this time period. The women were portrayed by men, this tale focuses on how a woman’s life more than other tales. The representation of the views of women affected literacy as a whole. This doesn’t fulfill the roles of women when in the tale the woman is being portrayed as a villain. The tale illustrates the control of identity, men and women both have weaknesses. The weaknesses include allowing men being defined by their actions, whereas women are defined by their sexuality desires. In the miller’s tale the woman, Alison uses her stereotypical role for her best advantage. She tends to utilize her power, playing with the minds and affection of the men around her. She disapprovesherself of expectations to fulfills a man’s desire. Women in this time period specify the importance of self-identity. However, men have the authority of being seen as possessors of the position of power. Money, land, and drinking was the ideal of a mans wants and needs, they find themselves with the resources and titles of importance through life. Men’s actions are a result of jealousy, more so being controlling of their spouse. In the middle ages, men were more powerful resulting in them being egotistical.?The Political approach is being implied in the tale, medieval societies were not democracies. Chaucer’s way of viewing people and their actions must consist of knowledge among practices, beliefs, and assumptions. A method of achieving the importance of gentry was through the initiative of the knights being including in the story. This created the power struggles against the high class and lower class. There is always a contrast between the rich and poor, in this time period the poor were more likely to be concerned with the values of heaven and the desires of the world. They were believed to be in a psychological state of mind where they were easier to concentrate on life of virtue. Chaucer was able to present social orders through the characters for their unique qualifications. Every character in the Miller’s Tale had some specialty with them. Attire contributes to how people look of you, whether you think highly of someone or the total opposite. But when you think of a knight, as apposed to the story, your views, change you can already make an assumption of a knight not being very wealthy. The tale undermines the traditional power among the different classes during this time period. Even though the pilgrim in this story goes through lengths to portray the Miller, there were threats under the social hierarchy. Chaucer uses the miller and his tale to portray the lower class as an explanation to their desires in relation to social justice.?The purpose of these tales is to illustrate the daily life of a person living in the Middle Ages and manifest of the culture for modern readers to interpret how there are some similarities and differences in society as opposed to back then and now. The criticism analyze how stories are told and pointing out the significance of it, how it makes the reader understand stories. The miller’s tale carries several literature criticisms to enhance the story, the romance of the story, is non-trustworthy upon the two men, and wife. Chaucer uses criticisms to challenge stereotypes of the lower class, he tends to illustrate it throughout the entire story. With the social criticism being applied he was able to corrupt their religious teachings. The miller’s tale reflects a tremendous increase in demand for social justice.