The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale Characters
Meet the Cast
The Loathly Lady (the Hag)
We first meet the loathly lady (also know as the hag) when the knight comes across her in a field on his way back to King Arthur's court. She's ugly, and we're told that "a fouler wight ther may no...
The knight in "The Wife of Bath's Tale" doesn't make a very good first impression, and he's not a very good knight. Knights are supposed to protect women; instead, he rapes one. Knights are suppose...
The queen's role in "The Wife of Bath's Tale" is brief but meaningful. From what we do see of her, we're impressed. After she gains control of the knight's case, she serves justice with composure a...