TITLE

WHY DOES THE MILLER'S TALE TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY?

AUTHOR(S)
Hirsh, John C.
PUB. DATE
December 1975
SOURCE
English Language Notes;Dec75, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A critique is presented of the story "Miller's Tale" from the book "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer, focusing on Chaucer's portrayal of time and place and the character John's superstitions regarding Mondays. Astrological elements in the story, the connection between Mondays and the moon, and references to the biblical story of Noah and the flood are mentioned.
ACCESSION #
4970440

 

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