The use of pets or animals in the narratives The Nuns Priests Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer and The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter allows the reader to further understand the meaning that the composer has generated within the text. The Nuns Priests Story can be an exemplory case of Chaucer tests the bounds of the beast fable genre. Beast fable is an account where family pets are being used as embodiments or caricatures of human being virtues, vices, prudences, and follies. . . and other typical qualities of mankind. (Coghill & Tolkien 12). The Company of Wolves is the reconstruction of the folktale Little Red Traveling Hood. The feminine identity in the narrative ends up in the wolf's arms rather than his stomach contradictory to the story book which issues the narrative of masculine desire. With these illustrations we can clearly see the canine effect within these text messages.
Geoffrey Chaucer was an English author who composed many works, he's best remembered for his frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. The Nuns Priests Story is a part of The Cantebury Stories which tells an account of a vintage woman who possessed a small farm in which she kept pets or animals, including a rooster called Chantecleer. Chantecleer possessed seven hens as his companions, the most honored which was Pertelote. Chantecleer does indeed indeed signify abstarct ideas - and presents them in ways the is refined, changing and frequently ironic - Chantecleer himself never becomes only abstraction. He's a very engaging creation in an exceedingly real world ( Stephen Coote 52). The idea of a rooster having the ability to hold such characteristics those of human beings, reinforces Chaucers poem as a particlar form of comic knowledge (Coote 33), through the use of barnyard pets or animals. The poem begins with the relationship between Chantecleer and Pertelote. Romance being a genre usually featuring noble knights and their girls, evokes the comical view of such heroic customs by using pets or animals. Chantecleers first advantages is the fact that In all the land, at crowing hed no peer (Geoffrey Chaucer 203). On this context, the explanation of Chantecleer evokes humor at the heroic customs of that time on two matters. Is that crowing (203) is not really a heroic form and secondly that it's not particularly unusual that he would it well seeing as though he's a rooster, and that it's obviously what they do. The rooster is then identified from his comb (203) because of his fingernails with the colors of blossoms and jewels. This is very strange when it's applied to Chantecleer, as this technique is usually applied when describing a beautiful female. Ironically this information of Chantecleer works with wonderfully, reminding us of the swaggering beauty of the animal.