The Moral of "The Nun's Priest's Tale."

Author / Editor
Hieatt, Constance B.

The Moral of "The Nun's Priest's Tale."

Studia Neophilologica 42 (1970): 3-8.

Identifies nine aphoristic statements in NPT and assesses the extent to which they can be considered the "moralite" referred to by the narrator in 7.3440. Considers analogous fables and claims that Chaucer's version demonstrates "a common Chaucerian theme: that man is, by nature--although to varying extents--chronically unable to foresee the probable consequences of his own choices."

Chaucer Subjects
Nun's Priest and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations