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Thanh Nguyen World Literature: C.Wheeler March 25, 2010 Wife of Baths “The Wife of Bath” portrays Alison, the leading female character, as unfaithful, adulterous and even demeaning to women at that time. Geoffrey Chaucer focuses on the sexuality aspect of Alison’s character analysis. Chaucer depicts the character of Alison to have a negative connotation but to some readers including myself, Alison is displaying a strong and empowering characteristics that woman during that time is too afraid to express. According to some readers, Alison’s characteristics may be unacceptable to some readers as they follow the tale but to others Alison gives women a sense of supremacy and control. According to Peter G. Beidler, “Chaucer presents Alison of bath not primarily as either a business-savvy cloth-maker or a devoutly religious pilgrim. But as a wife, a women defined by her connection to a series of men with whom she seeks happiness in marriage.” Even with the title of being a widow she have the determination to find happiness while other women during
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course ENG 1102 taught by Professor Wheeler during the Spring '08 term at Highlands GA.

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Essay 2 - Thanh Nguyen World Literature: C.Wheeler March...

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