In "The Miller's Tale", the character of the Carpenter also represents Wrath. He is described as being a churl which could indicate both his social status and also his mean-spiritedness.
What happens to the carpenter when he cuts down the tubs?
Upon being burned Nicholas cries, “ WATER!!” which wakes the Carpenter. The Carpenter, thinking that the water means the flood has begun, cuts the tubs loose and they come crashing down, breaking his arm in the process. The noise attracts the towns people who all come to see what the commotion is about.
Why is the Carpenter jealous about his wife in The Miller's tale?
John has married an eighteen-year-old woman named Alisoun. He is apparently jealous about her, and keeps her on a tight leash. The reason he is so jealous is that Alisoun is much younger than him, and he fears being made a "cuckold" by Alisoun cheating on him.
How did the townspeople view the carpenter at the end of the tale?
Nicholas and Alison tell everyone that the carpenter is crazy, and no one will listen to the carpenter's story about Noah's flood. The townspeople all laugh. Although the carpenter is telling the truth, he has been proven to be such a fool that Nicholas wins the day and no one is punished for infidelity.
What do we learn about the carpenter at the beginning of the tale?
The Miller begins his story: there was once an Oxford student named Nicholas, who studied astrology and was well acquainted with the art of love. Nicholas boarded with a wealthy but ignorant old carpenter named John, who was jealous and highly possessive of his sexy eighteen-year-old wife, Alisoun.
Who lives with John the Carpenter and his wife?
John, an old and very jealous carpenter who is married to an 18-year-old girl named Alison, rents a room to a young astrology student named Nicholas, who can supposedly forecast the likelihood of rain showers or drought.