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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Biblical

  • Jesus Christ (1123)

Classical / Mythical

Historical References

  • King Arthur (863)
  • Valerius (1171, 1172)
  • Tullius Hostillius (1172)

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