Cindy Chien 487200245 Medieval Report on "The Nun's Priest's Tale"

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Medieval Report on "The Nun's Priest's Tale"


The story of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” takes place in a farm where a widow and her two daughters live. Besides them, they keep livestock on the farm, including a cock called Chantecleer. He is a cock of beautiful voice and feather, and he is pretty much in love with a hen, Pertelote. They live peacefully on the farm until one day Chantecleer wakes up from a nightmare. He tells Pertelote how scared he is when he dreamed that a dog-like beast eat him alive. Pertelote, on the other hand, laughs at his fear toward his nightmare and suggests all these are due to some physical disorder Chantecleer has. Convinced by her, Chantecleer no longer pays attention to the dream. One day, however, his nightmare comes true. A fox slides in the farm, cheats Chantercleer, and flees away with the cock in his mouth. However, not being a smart fox, Chantecleer tricks him in turn and makes him open his mouth. The cock, then, got away from him.

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