Her fifth husband, who she really loved, did not give in easily. He used to beat her and he also reads to her from the book that he wrote about how the woman are wicked and how they are easy to get. In the wife of Bath's tale about the knight and the old lady, she also concentrated that the wives should have complete sovereignty over their husbands. Just like her she gained sovereignty and mastery over all five of her husband. The wife of Bath's husband did not live in perfect bliss, for each one of them ended up dying.
He freely gave his promise as a knight that he would never darken her delight by exercising his authority against her will or showing jealousy but would obey her in all with simple trust as any lover of a lady must...(427) Now, the question is, Can the typical reader find the Wife of Bath a trustworthy person. David Parker, a literary critic, believes that The Wife of Bath Should not be fully trusted, due to the contradictory things she said about her relationships with her five husbands in her prologue. With the first three husbands, the Wife was happy because she was married to wealthy men, but was unhappy because they were old and could not fulfill her sexual desires. On the other hand, with her last two husbands, the Wife got her sexual desires fulfilled, but theres a huge question mark about her mastery of her younger husbands. Her relationship with her fifth, and last husband, is a prime example of this contradiction.
Her shoes are soft and new, and her heals are spurred sharply. She has a bold and handsome face, red in hue, with a gap in her teeth. She also wears a scarf covering her head, neck, and chin, as well as a hat as broad as a buckler. She carries herself with a flowing mantle that conceals large hips. Alisoun has a very precise demeanor about herself.
Every woman is seen as not good enough and the wife sees this. She is also a first hand witness to seeing what men think of women. The wife’s fifth husband, “every night and day in his custume,/ whan he hadde leiser and vacacioun”(698-699), would read a “book of wikked wives”(691). She saw first handedly that men even wrote books about how ‘bad’ women are. The wife saw that men often spoke this way about women, so that could have brought the wife to the conclusion that men are the problem and the reason for all the women stereotypes.
A little screaming baby got right. Yeah, you got right. what you don 't got is power”(120). The father is trying interpret that yeah everybody got right but i 'm the father and your my son there is always love there but you suppose to respect him. Still the narrator has hate towards the mother because she was the one reading the journal and saw he saw the the journal on her lap.
The fumes of kerosene bloomed up about her"(11). The woman that was killed in the fire represented the kind of person people of authority did not want in their society, she represented a person with knowledge. The firemen used fire to take away knowledge, because she read books and she was aware of what the government was trying to hide from the society. To illustrate the dominion fire gave people, on a particular day Montag decided to explore the books he had, as he was reading a passage by Samuel Johnson caught his attention . Due to this Mildred got nervous for the fact that her husband had books, her biggest fear was Beatty coming back to find them.
Although Jem and Scout do not fully understand why she was such a cruel person, Atticus would always remind his two children of how they should be polite to her, as "she's an old lady, you just hold your head high and be a gentleman". However, it all becomes too much for Jem, when Mrs. Dubose starts throwing abuse at him, but about Atticus saying that "your father's no better than the niggers and the trash he works for". This for Jem, was not only the final straw, but was the worst possible insult to him. In the novel Atticus is very influential to Jem and so fully respected and admired by him. This insult painfully hurts Jem and to get even, he decides to kill all of Mrs. Dubose's valuable flowers.
The King’s character flaws are based around that, he punishes all women because of the sin of one woman. But just like Toyo-o one day a women came along smarter than the rest and he fell under a trance. Using a feminine approach in both cases these women ended up changing both men for the better. Works Cited Lawall, Sarah. The Norton Anthology of World Literature.
An old, hideous, low born woman saves a Knight’s life, after he agrees to marry her, but he soon regrets his decision, “Thou art so lothly and so old also, And therto comen of so lowe a kinde…” (Chaucer 231). Men sometimes solely marry women because of their good looks. Therefore, women considered unattractive usually do not marry. Alice never faces the issue of being unattractive or lowly born and it impacts her ability to find a husband, for she marries five times. Though she dislikes how people permit men to be polygamous, yet criticize women for having more than one husband, “I know Abraham was a holy man, and Jacob as well, as far as I know, and each of them had more than two wives” (NeCastro 55-57).
Numerous people have criticized her for having had many husbands, but she does not see anything immoral about it. Most people established negative views on her marriages, based on the interpretation of what Christ meant when he told a Samaritan woman that her fifth husband was not her husband. To support her situation, the Wife introduced a key figure that had multiple wives: King Solomon. She learned how to provide for herself in a society where women had very little sovereignty and authority by gaining control over her husbands. Of her five husbands, the first three were “good” and the other two were “bad.” The first three were good because they were old, wealthy, and obedient.