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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

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

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  1. Does the knight's punishment in "The Wife of Bath's Tale" fit his crime? Why or why not? Is it a severe enough punishment, given the gravity of the crime he has committed?
  2. Why does the knight's wife yield sovereignty back to him after he has given it to her?

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