'The Canterbury Tales'
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This paper reviews and discusses "The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer. The paper discusses how the wife of Bath is herself a colorful and well-known character who had been through a number of husbands, making her tale about a husband especially interesting. The paper further discusses how the Knight is able to overcome his lesser qualities by learning to listen to and value the counsel of women, particularly his wife.
From the Paper:"In addition to being an aggressor and rapist, the Knight is also subject to despair. The Queen offers him a glorious chance to live if he can complete the task she sets out for him. She gives him twelve months to return with the answer to the question "what thing it is that women most desire." If he cannot return within the allotted time with the correct answer, he will pay with his life. Instead of being grateful and hopeful as a result of this clemency, the Knight was "grieved" and "sorrowfully he sighed; but there! He could not do as pleased his pride." He was sad to have to swallow his pride and do as he was bidden. He also despaired of ever finding the answer to the difficult question. Clearly, the Knight's early behavior in the tale shows that he does not know what women want or respect their desires."
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'The Canterbury Tales' (2007, February 04) Retrieved June 26, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-canterbury-tales-91688/
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