The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Consider the power dynamics at work in "The Wife of Bath's Tale": at the beginning, the knight clearly holds the power, given that he deprives a maiden of her virginity by force. Then we enter a fa...
The Queen / The Loathly Lady
If the knight is a symbol of men's sovereignty, then you can probably guess what the queen and loathly lady symbolize – that's right, women's sovereignty. It's interesting, though, that we ha...