The Wife of Bath's Tale- Gianna and Claire
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Mayer Period 4
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?
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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