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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 Feminism In the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales, Alison, the Wife of Bath, is characterized as a typical wife of the Middle Ages. Chaucer describes her as a woman with a beautiful face and rosy cheeks who tailors clothing and goes to church, much like other women of this time (Carosone). At first glance, her description does not hint at feminism. With her elaborate sewing skills, it seems that she fulfils the role of a dutiful wife (Carosone). Many readers do not put the

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    women depicted in The Tale of Genji, The Lays, and The Wife of Bath’s Tale? As our textbook has suggested that literary works what we are examining in this week module were written in the era where genuine love was something unrelated to marriage. According to Gallagher, “Arranged marriages were often concluded not for reasons of the heart but for economic, political, or other utilitarian ends” (6.3). Thus, men and women were often trapped in loveless marriages. In The Tale of Genji, men seem to

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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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    Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath has been commonly referred to as “the original feminist” by literary critics and in classrooms alike. She is seen as a headstrong and authoritative woman who gets what she wants when she wants it. Though she is fairly powerful in her own sense, this does not automatically mean she is a feminist. A feminist embraces what it means to be a woman and idolizes the idea of having men and women be equal. In her prologue and tale, she highlights

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    connected to the image of armored men in an epic tale, where they go on journeys to fight foul creatures to save the day. However, a knight is much more than a warrior. In the Middle Ages, knights were noblemen who served their kings, in time of combat, after undergoing intense training that helped them reach their social and military rank. Bound to chivalry conduct, they were commonly characterized as loyal, humble, and righteous. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer tells the story about a

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    The setting of The Wife of Bath’s Tale provides a unique background for this magical story. The wife of bath is set in the same time of previous tales, but adds more a magical element to it. This tale is set in a world that is different than the ones the pilgrims are familiar with. Though the wifes of bath’s tale still references knights, kings, and noble ladies it adds a magical aspect. The wife describes the setting as one where faires fill the land. This provides the tale with room for more

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    Summary of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale” “The Wife of Bath” begins with a prologue in which Alison shares information about her life and her experiences. She explains that since she has already had five husband’s she has enough experience and knowledge to discuss the relationship between husband and wife. She tries to explain that though others believe it is wrong that she has been married five times she sees nothing wrong with it. No one has ever given her an exact reply

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    but in The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1485, proves it. The tales were originally written as a collection of twenty four tales, but has been narrowed down to three short tales for high school readers. The three tales consist of “The Miller”, “The Knight”, and “The Wife of Bath” along with their respective prologues. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer shows the weak but strong role of women throughout the “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” to contrast different human

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