In the book Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, gives us a stunning tale
about a rooster named Chaunticleer. Chaunticleer, who is the King of his domain
in his farmland kingdom. Like a King, he quotes passages from intellectuals,
dreams vivid dreams, has a libido that runs like a bat out of hell, and is
described as a very elegant looking Rooster. He has every characteristic of a
person belonging to the upper class. Chaucer's hidden meanings and ideas make us
think that the story is about roosters and farm animals, but in reality he is
making the Aristocracy of his time period the subject of his mockery by making
the reader realize how clueless the Aristocracy can be to the way things are in
the real World.
Chaucer describes Chaunticleer in many different ways. One of them is
his language. Chaunticleer's language is that of a scholar. He quotes many
different scriptures in a conversation with Pertelote, such as, Saint Kenelm,
Daniel and Joseph (from the bible), and Croesus. From each author he tells a
story about an individual who had a vision in a dream and the dream came true.
He may have been making all the stories up in order to win the argument with
Pertelote, but, this seems unlikely because he does not take heed to his own
advice and stay away from the fox that encounters him later. He is educated
enough to know these supposed quotations but not intelligent enough to
understand the real meaning of them. It is if he simply brings because they help
him win the argument with his spouse and not because he actually believes what
they say. Chaucer is using the idea that the Aristocracy has schooling
throughout their childhood, but it is only done to have seemingly important but
His physical appearance is also described with such beautiful passion
that it makes us think Chaunticleer is heaven on earth. "His comb was redder
than fine coral, and crenellated like a castle wall; his bill... [continues]
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