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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 empty
conversations. 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 was
black and shone like jet; his legs and toes were like azure;
his nails whiter than lily; and his color like the burnished
gold." Chaucer describes Chaunticleer as the quintessential
Cock, so perfect that his description is no longer believable
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