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    The Wife of Bath’s Tale

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    “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a story about a widow who took a pilgrimage to the town of Canterbury with an array of dynamic characters whose diverse backgrounds allowed them to share their stories with one another to make the long journey more interesting. The widow named Alisoun in the “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” told the tale of her experiences with her five past husbands and a story about a knight and a witch. She truly believed that for a woman to have

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    “The life so short, the craft so long to learn” (Famous Quotes). The Canterbury Tales is enriched with humanistic merit that allows the reader to sharpen his or her own craft of life. Specifically, “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and “The Clerk’s Tale” are embodied with multiple struggles of life that pertain to life in the present. Despite seven centuries of society constantly evolving, the two stories’ plots can still be further analyzed through similar themes about relationships that pertain to modern

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    The Wife of Bath's Tale

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    The wife's life with her first three husbands (lines 193-451) The wife of bath begins this section by giving an account of her first three marriages. She treats her first three marriages as one marriage; talking about how she used the same techniques to control her husbands and does not refer to individual people but a combination of all her first three husbands which she refers to as her husband. The wife begins, with a shockingly cynical statement, by informing her audience that her first

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    An Analysis of The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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    The Wife Of Bath’s Tale is a magnificent story, that relates and under covers what every women wants, and what every man dreads. This tale is very unique concerning how rebellious it was to the views of the time period it was written in and even in the values that are set in stone today. Chaucer did an excellent job of expressing his outward views towards the subject of how women should be treated. The story starts off with a Knight who has just been convicted on the crimes of rape on a young lady

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    The Wife of Bath believes very strongly that the woman should be in charge in a marriage, and that any violence against women should lead to shame from the man. Not only does she discuss such things in her prologue but her tale centers around the theme the violence against women is a terrible thing and any man that believes it not so deserves to be punished. The Wife of Bath does not condone any violent acts against women, though her tale shows she believes that a man who is violent can learn to

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    Canterbury Tales, Chaucer introduces Dame Alice (who is known as "The Wife of Bath") as an obstinate, energetic and opinionated woman. In addition, she is promiscuous and filled with sexual desire. Throughout her prologue she is depicted as a determined feminist who continuously argues against the belittling of women and forbidden female sexuality. Chaucer uses her tale to add humor to his works because a feminist of her kind at that period time was highly unlikely. The theme of her tale is the notion

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    Masculinity in The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale The Wife of Bath, with the energy of her vernacular and the voraciousness of her sexual appetite, is one of the most vividly developed characters of 'The Canterbury Tales'. At 856 lines her prologue, or 'preambulacioun' as the Summoner calls it, is the longest of any of the pilgrims, and matches the General Prologue but for a few lines. Evidently Chaucer is infatuated with Alisoun, as he plays satirically with both gender and class issues

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    Knight's Tale and Wife of Bath's Tale The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer around 1386, is a collection of tale told by pilgrims on a religious pilgrimage. Two of these tales, "The Knight's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale", involve different kinds of love and different love relationships. Some of the loves are based on nobility, some are forced, and some are based on mutual respect for each partner. My idea of love is one that combines aspects from each of the tales told in The

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    Gender roles are prominent in "The Wife of Bath's Tale". Satire which is when an author takes his own serious note on a subject but exaggerates some elements in which he wants to make fun of society is Chaucer's literary work. In this story women are created to be against their husbands and used sexually. This means in that time it is set that men have the power and women are only there for primitive needs of the men. In this period of time a woman was seen as having little to no control over herself

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    becomes beautiful and faithful to the knight. The moral of the story is that in a relationship, the woman is in charge. Hence, showing that in our household, the female is the head of all decisions. This is probably, one of the highest positions a wife could ever

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