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The moral of this story is you can’t trust the system, man. The knight went against what was common for men to do in that era, and he was greatly rewarded. Patriarchy is just a silly result of the misconception that men are better than women. Chaucer intended to disprove that misconception and dampen the effects of the strict patriarchy in England. I love the way he uses satire and his obvious understanding of the way young men’s minds work to convince men to treat women as equals. I’m starting to sound a bit like a feminist. Yikes! I agree with Chaucer that men and women should treat each other as equals, but some feminist are truly crazy and irrational! Chaucer is a very smart man, as shown by the way he structured this story. I believe that it was probably very effective for changing the way men treated women. It’s a very nice story.
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