also helps highlight how religious officials of that time would frequently misuse Scripture. She reserves virginity for those striving for perfection and makes the point that someone has to be having sex in order to keep making virgins. He was as good as dead. Arthurian romance, the Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell and is similar to one of the tales in the 14th-century. Her introduction makes the reader aware that her tale will probably focus on the relationships between men and women, and particularly the power in those relationships. The Pardoner uses his tale as a gimmick to make money, because he is a greedy man. Moreover, she does not rely solely on Scripture; she also uses famous non-religious works, but like her use of Scripture, she frequently fails to use her references in an appropriate manner. By course of law. Assorted References definition of a gentleman.
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Because she has been married six times, one may think she is in it for money, or other unethical reasons, however, the Wife of Bath seeks safety, comfort, and sex. The answerthat it is maistrie, or sovereignty over men, that women desireis accepted in court, and the witch then demands that the knight marry her. The Wife of Baths tale is appropriate in the way it expresses the Wifes nonchalant outlook on marriage, and a slight disrespect of her own sex. It is for this prologue that her tale is perhaps best known. The Wife of Baths Tale expresses her own values in the way the Knight is given a second chance after raping the young virgin. He insists the choice must be hers. Lastly, The show more content, the tale is incredibly appropriate because the tale itself is used as the way for the Pardoner to feed his own insatiability, and the way he asks the people for their donations epitomizes his eagerness and desire for wealth. Because the Wife of Bath is so sexual, and lacks respect for her self, the Knights actions and forgiveness represent her own attitude on men versus women.