Study Guide

The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale Characters

By Geoffrey Chaucer

John and Aleyn

John and Aleyn are two clerks (students) from a college in Canterbury that has its wheat ground...

Symkyn the Miller

The miller, Symkyn, is the type of guy who hangs around bars looking for a fight, which is...

Malyne

At the beginning of "The Reeve's Tale," we meet Symkyn and his whole family, which includes his...

Symkyn's Wife

Symkyn's wife is the illegitimate daughter of the town parson. Because she was raised in a...