The Wife of Bath's Tale- Gianna and Claire


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Mayer Period 4

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  • Once upon a time...a knight came across a beautiful woman, whom he decided to rape.
  • Following the tragic rape, the knight was sent to court and subjected to decapitation.
  • "By course of law. He was as good as dead"(Line 68).
  • Strangely, the queen objects to the knights decapitation and decides to give him a second chance. She sends him on a mission to find out what a woman desires most.
  • On the knight's expedition he comes across different answers. The answers he receive vary; some say honor, jollity, pleasure, clothes, sex, remarriage, and flattery.
  • Fun in bed
  • What do women desire most?
  • Honor
  • The knight meets an old woman who compromises to give him the answer of what woman most desire, if he swears to do whatever she pleases.
  • "Swear to do whatever I shall next require of you"(Line 185).
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