Observing the Priest's magnificent physique, he comments that, if the Priest were secular, his manhood would require not just seven hens, but seventeen. Boredom comes from the depths of the mind. The question frames the other themes of the tale.
The implication is that living the humble Christian life is easier for the poor than for the rich, who have, like Chaunticleer, many obligations and great responsibilities after all, if Chaunticleer does not crow at dawn, the sun cannot rise.
In this case, glossing a text is the comments, explanations, and interpretations one infers from reading the piece of literature and the understanding that can be taken away from it; this is different for every individual who reads the written word.
Should he disregard his dreams, and get on with his life? The knight has clearly abused his male power. She connected with an old friend, and sold weed on the side.
Although these two stories are very different, they both use irony to teach a lesson. By using these things, Geoffrey utilizes several specific symbols to illustrate various central themes.
The Pardoner tries to sell indulgences to the pilgrims after he told them he cheats them