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by Geoffrey Chaucer

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What is the theme of "The Cook's Tale" in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

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"The Cook's Tale" in The Canterbury Tales is up for debate because Chaucer left it unfinished. "The Cook's Tale" comes directly after the Reeve and Miller's stories, in which the two men insult each other's professions and tell of debauchery and mischief. The Cook, now so drunk he has fallen off his horse, begins his own tale of the same sort.

He speaks of an apprentice named Perkin Reveler, who loves to gamble with dice. He steals...

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