1. What specific occupation does your character practice? -He bustles grain at the mill as a miller.
  2. what does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period? -Grain and milling was at an all time high.
  3. What was his or her social standing? -He is a working serf, doing one of the most brutal jobs
  4. What might your character’s day to day life be like? -Brutally hard, overworked everyday to the point of exhaustion.
  5. What details about this character does Chaucer not include? -He is that of a drunk, and has a bizarre story unlike no other.
  6. What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why? - the same, he would be a millworker .

Examination of text:
  1. Stout and brawny, the Miller has a wart on his nose and a big mouth, both literally and figuratively. He threatens the Host’s notion of propriety when he drunkenly insists on telling the second tale. Indeed, the Miller seems to enjoy overturning all conventions: he ruins
    the Host’s carefully planned storytelling order; he rips doors off hinges; and he tells a tale that is somewhat blasphemous, ridiculing religious clerks, scholarly clerks, carpenters, and women.
  2. which line in the prologue best described your character? -The miller is seen as a grain stealing bully who is more brawn over brains.
  3. which lines best describe his personality? - he is that of a drunk and a wrestler, who boast of tales involving deciet and the corrupt view of love.
  4. which specific words at to your characters personality?- he is a soddy, scruffy drunk who is rude and uncaring.

Analysis of the passage
  1. what is chaucers opinion towards the character? -he sees him as the average bully, rude and corrupt.
  2. what specific words our lines tell you this? -The millers prologue clearly describes him as a rude, improper drunkard.
  3. what is chaucer trying to reveal about this satirical time period? -that there was much not to be taken seriously, and love was seen as a bitter joke to many.
  4. what do you think chaucers purpose for including this character was? -to show that wether it is their time period or ours, drunks and bullies shall always be a part of life, the world will always have those who think themselves better than others.