The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue Lines 121-140 Summary
- Why were the genitals made, and those by such a perfect maker (God)?
- They certainly weren't made for no reason.
- Although some may try to explain the genitals away by saying they're meant for urinating, or for telling the difference between a male and a female, experience says otherwise.
- In fact, they are made for the purpose of pleasure and procreating (making babies).
- Why else do writers say that a man should yield the marriage-debt (sex) to his wife?
- How else would he make the payment without using his penis?
- Therefore, the genitals are made both for urinating and for procreating.
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