The Wife of Bath - The Canterbury Tales (part 2)

The Wife  of Bath - The Canterbury Tales (part 2)

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This is part 2 of The Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales.

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  • Do you have the answer to what woman want more than anything in the world?
  • My lady, generally speaking, women want to have power over their husbands and boyfriends and to have the final say in all matters.
  • Oh my god, no! I know I promised to do anything you asked, but, for the love of god please don't ask me to marry you!
  • And he promised me in return I do anything I asked. My knight, I'd like you to marry me. I saved your life, and you know you owe me.
  • My lady, please grant me a request as I was the one who gave this knight the answer to the question.
  • When the time came to report back to the queen, he met an old woman who made the knight promise her a favor for the answer to his quesion.
  • What's wrong my love? It's me - the one who saved you. Is there a way to make this better? Please tell me.
  • Is that what's bothering you? Well, then I could fix some of those problems.
  • The knight came before the queen and the crowd that gathered and spoke his answer. His answer was one no woman or child could deny and he earned his right to live.
  • My lady, my love, my wife. I lead that up for you to decide.
  • You also say that I’m ugly and disgusting. Well then, you don’t have to worry about me cheating on you, now do you? Ugliness and age, I think, keep people faithful.
  • The ugly woman rose up from the crowd and told the queen she gave the knight the answer. Then she asked the knight to marry him as part of the favor. He was shocked and begged the woman not to marry. Despite his protest, he ended up marrying her.
  • Then do I have control over your life and destiny because I get to the make the decisions?
  • Yes. Yes, you do.
  • Then kiss me and let's stop fighting.
  • After the wedding, the knight and wife went straight to bed. While his wife was sleeping soundly, the husband was not very comfortable because he was forced to mary an old woman who was very poor and ugly.
  • Make it better? No, of course, you can't make it better. Your so old and very low class and a nobody, God, I wish I was dead!
  • You criticize the fact that I am old, but aren’t you knights always saying that old people should be respected and honored for their wisdom? 
  • The wife responds to his comment by offering him a few words of wisdom and gives him a decision for her to either stay old and disgusting until the day she dies or be young and beautiful and risk having men cheat on her.
  • I'll give you a choice, I can be humble and disgusting until the day I die but be humble and faithful to you.
  • Or you can have me be young and beautiful and risk me cheating with you when men try t seduce me.
  • The knight thinks for a few moments and decides to leave the choice up to her. When the morning comes,  the old woman then turns into a young and very gorgeous woman. The knight hugged and kissed her and they both lived in perfect happiness.
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