the wife of bath thinks that men are careless of a womans words and do not care about her rights as a woman
NO! please good knight i beg you please don't do any thing to me
I'll do as i please you cannot tell me no
The wife of bath feels as if women should be respected, and that men need to be gentlemen.
why should that matter? You are supposed to be a gentlemen.
you are old and ugly, i do not want that for a wife
no, i will choose his fate if he can answer this riddle. you will have a year and a day to find the correct answer.
The wife of bath thinks men should be punished for their actions
Off with his head! you have committed a crime
the wife of bath believes that all women deserve respect
respect and equality to men
what do all women desire?
you may choose his fate
this scene shows (without anyone realizing) the answer to the riddle all along. the king gave the queen dominance of choosing the punishment, women want dominance that is equal to theirs of their spouse
also in this scene the knight gives an example of the answer to the riddle he answered by giving his new wife dominance of her chose whether to be pretty and unfaithful or ugly and faithful, he let her choose