Study Guide

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

By Geoffrey Chaucer

The Wife of Bath

With her Prologue, the Wife of Bath continues the characterization we've already gotten from her...

Jankyn

Jankyn, the Wife's fifth husband, is a total departure from her usual marital appetite because he...

Husband #4

Husband #4 gets a separate description from the Wife's first three husbands because, apparently,...

Husbands #1, 2, and 3

What little we know about Husbands 1, 2, and 3 comes from things the Wife tells us about them, so...