Allusion in The Canterville Ghost
Allusion Examples in The Canterville Ghost:
"Chanticleer..." See in text (Chapter III.)
This is an allusion to the vain rooster Chanticleer in "The Nun's Priest's Tale," one of the stories found in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. In the mock epic, Chanticleer takes enormous pride in the sound of his crowing, which is probably why Wilde uses this character here; Sir Simon and Chanticleer both take enormous pride in their respective arts.