The Nature of Chaucer’s Wife of Bathions to Justify Desire

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Although many readers see the Wife of Bath as a feminist with shaky moral views, this paper contends that the depiction of the Wife exemplifies attributes that are inherent in all people.

“The key characteristic demonstrated by the Wife that is responsible for so many common human attributes, is that the convictions of an individual are never completely fixed, but rather are ever-changing in order to support the desires of the individual at a given moment in time. This is why the Wife often seems to be contradicting herself as she relates her stories.”

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