The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
by Geoffrey Chaucer

Husband #4 Timeline and Summary

  • Near the end of her Prologue, the Wife announces that she will speak about her fourth husband.
  • Husband #4 had a lover in addition to the Wife.
  • To punish him for this, the Wife convinced him that she, too, was cheating.
  • Husband #4 was so consumed by jealousy that it was his purgatory on earth.
  • Husband #4 died. The Wife buried him inexpensively, regarding opulence in his funeral a waste.

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