2nd Exam AnsC - Avishkumar Patel Prof. Jonna Semeiks Eng 7...

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Avishkumar Patel Prof. Jonna Semeiks Eng 7 12 April, 2009 C. Compare and contrast the view of women we get in Chaucer’s “Miller’s Tale” and Boccaccio’s Tenth Story of the Tenth Day. In Chaucer’s “Miller’s Tale” and Boccaccio’s Tenth Story of the Tenth Day, there were entirely different and interesting female characters. In Boccaccio’s Tenth Story of the Tenth Day there is a woman with all qualities of an ideal wife, Griselda, who deserves respect from everyone. In the medieval ages men were expecting women to obey them and serve them in the way they desired, like Griselda. In this Patriarchal society, all power was given to man, and women were treated like the property of man. However in Chaucer’s “Miller’s Tale”, the story shows a flawed woman, who is utterly different from Griselda and use men to fulfill all her needs, her name is Alison. Alison and Griselda are utterly different from each other. Only one thing is common between them, that both of them are beautiful. Alison dresses in a tantalizing style with embroidered cloths. She is depicted in the play like a royalist type living woman. Alison is a sexy woman, who is married to an elder, wealthy, carpenter named John, because she wants to secure her future financially. Though she is married and her husband is fulfilling all her needs, she gets ready to have sex with Nicholas, who boards with an elderly carpenter, to fulfill her sexual desire, which her husband is not able to fulfill for her. Alison is a woman who
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