A 125 word blog about what you think “The Miller’s Tale” says about the nature of love and/or devotion.
The Miller’s Tale to me was not a love story. More like a try to get away with sleeping around on my husband story. According to the story John was faithfully devoted to Alison, his wife and adored Nicholas . Alison wanted Nicholas and Nicholas wanted Alison. Oh and don’t forget Absolom, who also wanted Alison. Chaucer to me is saying that women can not be faithful. He mocks love and it is clear to him that is doesn’t exist. There is only lust, which Alison and Nicholas have. She doesn’t want him, just what he can give her. John is the only one who is faithful (which is Chaucer). Chaucer was just biased because there is clearly women that can be faithful and loving. Not every woman OR MAN is going to cheat. To me he was just a bitter old man.
THE LOVE SQUARE:
A 150 word blog about a stereotype that is found in “The Prologue.” Which pilgrim represents a modern stereotype and why do you think this stereotype still exists? How do stereotypes affect us and is there any truth to the ones that exist?
First off, what is a stereotype? Stereotype a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. (thanks Google). For instance, the Miller in “The Prologue”. He is stated at being big, has a wart on his nose, and has a big mouth. According to all that, it’s not a stereotype BUT he is also a drunk. he is a Miller she he has to be a drunk. Now that is a stereotype. Putting a label on a person for how they dress and how they act. We still do it everyday. We see a person wearing hardly any clothes….well she is obviously a whore, but is she really? Its like judging a book by it’s cover, it may look bad but read the book and you find out it’s great. It’s the same for people, you have to get to know someone before you start throwing off labels. I’ve been labeled before and it’s not nice, but these things will always be out there.
On a less serious note, this is how I picture the Miller
I don’t know why but I think of Alan from The Hangover. The guy is CRAZY! And Funny. and The Millers Tale seemed like something Alan would tell…..wait is that me stereotyping….DANG!
Today I have to write a blog post about a character from “The Prologue” who stands out in my mind the most and why that character is so vivid to me.
The only people that come to mind are the Knight and his son, the Squire. The knight because Chaucer describes in detail…….the sin as well now that I think of it. And if I’m being honest with myself I liked the Squire because he sounds hot, sexy, charming, etc. “He was a lover and would become a knight” Yes Please. and my favorite part ” He sat his horse well, and knew how to ride, And how to make a song and use his Lance, And he could write and draw well, too. *SWOON* So how does the Squire look…..well take a look at the pic below
How could you resist that!?
I didn’t even mention the Knight in all that, I was too focused on the Squire. I see a strong and fit man for the Knight. i see someone that can take on anyone, but he is also courtesy. He is an all around good guy. So for him I picked one of my favorite actors and one I have a big crush on. The pic is also from one of my favorite movies. 😀
So those are my favorites! ^_^
Your fate has been decided….
You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to Purgatory!
You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven.
The Dante’s Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test
So do I agree or disagree with my results?
Well hopefully I won’t go to Hell because that would SUCK! but if I did I’d want to be in Purgatory and work my way into heaven. So it’s not that I agree with the test it’s just a good outlook if I do end up in Hell. I mean no one wants to go to Hell and there are sooooo many people that think they are going to Heaven. But let’s face it, most of those people are probably going to burn and I’d rather not be a part of that bunch.
Anyways, I love taking test like this, not ones where you get judged and see what circle of hell you will end up. But I like taking personality test and what character would you be in this story. Most of the time those things are spot on and sometimes they are not. And again, sometimes we lie to each other and say that is not me, when really it is.
Did you take the test, If so what are your results? Sharing is caring. 😀
Here is my question for today. If you were to visit Hell, what would you see that would be expected and what surprises do you think you might find?
Well what is the first thing you think of when someone says Hell, the devil of course. So that’s one thing I would see.
Pretty Scary. And you know when people say burn in Hell. That is another thing that I would expect to see.
Just about anything horrible I would expect it to be in hell. I think some of the surprises would have to be seeing someone I know. Probably someone I thought was going to heaven. It would be kinda awkward. Go up to them and be like, I thought you were going to Heaven. What did you do to end up here? and cue awkward silence. Now I would truly be shocked if there was actual kindness down there. I mean Hell is EVIL! So I don’t expect anything less.
Since all that was pretty serious here is some Hell funnies.
So did I enjoy the Odyssey or Oedipus the king more and why?
This is a tough question to answer. Both had there ups and downs with me. The Odyssey was a great story and I loved the concept of it, but it was tough to get through. Half of the time I didn’t know what was going on and had to look at spark notes. The discussions we had in class though were really enlightening and made me understand the story more.
With that being said I had no problem at all following Oedipus. It was a lot easier to read and I knew exactly what was going on. The plot for this one was interesting, but didn’t quite hold my attention like the Odyssey did. I’m a sucker for adventure..not incest. lol I liked Oedipus the king, but I guess I didn’t like the whole prophecy thing. Don’t get me wrong I actually enjoy reading books about prophecies, but this one rubed me the wrong way. It was probably the whole trying to kill your kid part.
So I happened to like The Odyssey more even though it took me forever to finish it. I enjoy Adventure and just learning all the things they did. I find it exciting and stories like this usually hold my attention more.
This time I be be discussing my response to someone telling me that I killed my father and married my mother. Keep in mind that Freud came up with a psychological diagnosis called the oedipal complex.
I know what I would do. I would puke my guts up I mean *shudders* ICK I would probably try and refuse everything that I’ve learned. No one wants to hear that mess. Then the facts will start hitting you and then you realize your wife is your mother. Gosh, I wouldn’t be the same. that kind of stuff messes with your mind. I would probably loos it and end up in a hospital. I mean Oedipus had kids with her, what do you tell the kids? You can’t run away from this kind of situation though.
There are so many thing that would be running through my mind. No one dreams of being in a situation like this. But there was this one time in middle school and I though this guy was so hot and I cam home and told my grandma about him. She asked for his name and I told her. She then was like that’s your cousin. Like was like cold water poured all over me. I was horrified. I avoided him the rest of middle school. I didn’t know that was mt cousin. It’s not like I would have gone out with him the the first place but still always do a background check. lol
How would you react?