"The Wife of Bath" and "Twelfth Night"
An analysis of William Shakespeare's and Geoffrey Chaucer's perspectives on sexual roles and gender equality in "Twelfth Night" and "Wife of Bath's Tale" in "The Canterbury Tales".
# 133178 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Literature (World) , Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)
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The paper relates that William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and Geoffrey Chaucer's "Wife of Bath's Tale" in "The Canterbury Tales" are two of English literature's most famous works. This paper compares and contrasts their views on sexual roles, sexual stereotyping and gender equality. The paper shows how through both of these works we can see similarities to the way both authors present women and attitudes which mocked or bucked the prevailing societal mores of their times.
From the Paper:"Chaucer's "Wife of Bath's Tale" and Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" are two well-known works by two of the English language's most famous writers. The characters created by and themes represented in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare can be compared in a number of ways. One important comparison is the ways in which both authors questioned, challenged or mocked contemporary views on gender roles and sexual stereotypes. While they did so by different means, for different purposes, and through different literary genres, sexual and gender roles played a prominent part in both of these pieces as does the prevailing sexual..."
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