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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Does the Wife of Bath seem more like a real person or a personification of stereotypes about women?
  2. Does the Wife of Bath's Prologue confirm or combat medieval antifeminism? Or does it do both?
  3. Is the Wife of Bath an effective rhetorician (debater)?
  4. Why does the Wife spend more time talking about her relationship with her fifth husband than any other?

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