And the punchline is rape! – Summary of The Reeve’s Tale by Chaucer

So much to summarise, so little time. I will be summarising some of Chaucer's works, but not all of them, because ain't nobody got time for that. It's more like, I need to solidify what happens and the most important bits in my mind so that I can go into the exam fresh and ready … Continue reading And the punchline is rape! – Summary of The Reeve’s Tale by Chaucer

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Ass kissing and Fart Jokes – Summary of The Miller’s Tale by Chaucer

It's a storyline we see very often: older man marries very young woman, and ends up getting cuckolded. Why? Because Chaucerian women have standards. Sure, it paints the women in a 'bad light' or whatever, but really in my opinion they are just acting within the patriarchal and misogynistic spheres in which they are forced … Continue reading Ass kissing and Fart Jokes – Summary of The Miller’s Tale by Chaucer

TFW gods act like genies and mess up your wishes – Summary of The Knight’s Tale by Chaucer

So you want to start the Canterbury Tales, and you're greeted with one of the longest tales in the series at the start. Why? Well, there are many reasons. First, it sets up a high bar that is brutally smashed to pieces because there is no reasons that the other characters should conform to the … Continue reading TFW gods act like genies and mess up your wishes – Summary of The Knight’s Tale by Chaucer