Bath's Tale Romance

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In my opinion the Wife of Bath’s Tale, which was written by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a story with Chivalric Romance in it since it has most of the elements that a Chivalric Romance have. The Wife of Bath’s Story has two wise and just rulers, namely King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. King Arthur had accepted the pleas of the ladies and his wife, Queen Guinevere in the court to spare his life but had to answer a question. This shows the fairness and the sense of justice in the King and Queen. The second element is a trustworthy knight who was loyal and courteous. In my opinion this does not apply to the knight since instead of being courteous, he raped the maiden and also was very rude and blunt to the loathly lady. But the second element applied…show more content…
The two stories have wise and just rulers, for the Wife of Bath’s Tale it was Arthur and Guinevere and for the Knight’s tale it was Theseus. The rulers were fair and just and also understanding. Also, they were people who kept their promises, which was the third element of Chivalric Romance. In the Wife of Bath’s Tale, the person who kept his promise was the knight and in the Knight’s Tale it was Arcite, Palamon, Theseus and Saturn. There was also the idealized rather than realistic love. For the Wife of Bath’s Tale it was the loathly lady, who became beautiful, and the knight, and for the Knight’s tale it was the idea of cousins fighting one another, with the help of certain people and gods, for the sake of love and in doing so it caused a battle between the two sides. They also have the involvement of destiny, fate, chance or the gods. For the Knight’s Tale it was the involvement of the gods, namely: Venus, the goddess of love, Mars, the god of war and Diana, the goddess of maidenhood. Meanwhile, in the Wife of Bath’s Tale it was the involvement of destiny or fate since it was destiny that led him to the loathly lady. There were also ceremonial events in both of the stories wherein the Wife of Bath’s Tale it was the wedding ceremony and in the Knight’s tale it was the battle for Emilye’s hand
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