the millers tale

the millers tale
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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • I mean, I guess
  • Please sleep with me!
  • Rising Action
  • Please love me!
  • No thanks
  • John is a wealthy but ignorant old carpenter, who is jealous and highly possessive of his eighteen-year-old wife, Alisoun.
  • Climax
  • Nicholas, who studied astrology and was well acquainted with the art of love. Alisoun and him begin flirting. He then begins to cry, and after a few sweet words, she agrees to sleep with him when it is safe to do so
  • Falling Action
  •  A merry, vain parish clerk named Absolon also fancies Alisoun. He serenades her every night, buys her gifts, and gives her money, but to no avail—Alisoun loves Nicholas
  • Resolution 
  • Nicholas gets his night with Alisoun but its interrupted by Absolon. He is tricked into kissing Alisoun's butt and he then burns Nicholas's butt. 
  • John hears the commotion happening and when Nicholas yells "Water!" he thinks the flood is coming and cuts the rope from the bathtub 
  • In the end, Alisoun gets off, everyone thinks John is crazy, Nicholas has a burnt butt and Absolon kissed a bum. 
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