The Miller's Tale--An Un-Boethian Interpretation

Author / Editor
Bloomfield, Morton W.

Title
The Miller's Tale--An Un-Boethian Interpretation

Published
Jerome Mandel and Bruce A. Rosenberg, eds. Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of Francis Lee Utley (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1970), pp. 205-11.

Description
Contends that MilT differs from both KnT and RvT in its presentation of a world that lacks rational order or poetic justice. Alison escapes punishment and John is punished unfairly so that behind the jollity and illusion of order in the MilT lies "essential disorder."

Alternative Title
Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of Francis Lee Utley.

Chaucer Subjects
Miller and His Tale
Knight and His Tale
Reeve and His Tale