The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Symbol: The Horse
Horses were a symbol of sexuality in medieval culture. The horse in "The Reeve's Tale" is especially a symbol of sexuality because he's a stallion, released into a field with a bunch of mares. He e...
A few of the non-sexual events that occur in "The Reeve's Tale" are described in such a way that they make us think of sex. Remember that moment when John proposes to stand right by the "hopur" to...