Unformatted text preview: with their heads, while Walter puts his wife through horrible hardships to prove her love. Obviously, Walter has the upper hand in his relationship and the Wife of Bath believes women should hold the central role in a relationship. I wonder what is the significance of the two stories within Chaucer’s tales. I wish I could go back in time and ask Chaucer if he felt a particular way or if this is more of a social commentary....
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- Fall '08
- British Literature, Wife of bath, The Central, The Upper Hand, Courteney Cox