Study Guide

The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale Characters

By Geoffrey Chaucer

John

John the carpenter, while admittedly short on brains, is probably the most sympathetic of the...

Alisoun

Alisoun, John's wife, Nicholas's lover, and a reputed local beauty, is the only character in "The...

Nicholas

Nicholas is the poor young scholar who rents a room in John's house. He sets his sights on...

Absolon

Since "The Miller's Tale" is supposed to be an answer to "The Knight's Tale," and in "The...