The miller's tale

The miller's tale

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • A carpenter named John lives with his much younger and very pretty wife Alisoun in the university town of Oxford. To make  a poor young scholar named Nicholas in the spare bedroom.
  • Climax
  • Nicholas and Alisoun begin an affair, absolon who is in love with her gets really jealous.
  • Falling Action
  • Alisoun is afraid that John will catch her and Nicholas shacking up. She's extra cautious about the affair which means that Nicholas can't have Alisoun all to himself for an entire night.
  • Resolution
  • Absolom tricks Nicholas by shoving a burnt poker up his arse. That makes him cry out for water. Hearing his cry John cuts the rope.
  • John breaks his arm, and is humiliated.
  • After being made a cuckold by Alisoun and Nicholas and falling for the second flood scheme, John is mocked by his neighborstownspeople, Alisoun, and Nicholas for his foolishness.
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