Franklin Merchant canterbury

Franklin Merchant canterbury - Kyle Lillis November 23,...

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Kyle Lillis November 23, 2008 Mr. Campion The Franklin’s tale and the Merchant’s tale The Franklin’s tale and the Merchant’s tale depict opposing views on marriage. The Franklin’s tale exemplifies an equal marriage, a marriage with no dominant spouse. The Franklin’s tale is a marriage of love and understanding; however the Merchant’s tale is a marriage of lust and wantonness. Dorigen truly loves of her husband; however May has no love for January. Dorigen is truthful to her husband in everything she does; May lies to January in order to save herself when ever possible. May has no qualms with loosing her honor to keep Arveragus safe; however May bends the truth to keep her own honor. Arveragus is willing to forgive and trust Dorigen; however January is not able to trust May. The marriage that Dorigen and Arveragus have is true. They are equals. There has no superior person in the union. Their “love will not be constrained by mastery”(410). Each lives for the other. Both Dorigen and Arveragus have paralyzing sadness that
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