Desire In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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The Wife of Bath’s Tale is a story to men about what women most desire. The man in the tale has to find out the answer to that question, or his life is at risk. After searching for twelve months and a day, he finally finds the answer: sovereignty. Women want the right to have power over her husband and lover. They want their freedom. Women want their husbands to view them as equal in the relationship and not above them. As the story explains, “A woman wants the self-same sovereignty over her husband and over her lover, and master him; he must not be above her” (lines 214-216), that is what women most desire. The man in the tale is given a choice of who he would like his wife to be. She asked him if he would rather her be faithful but
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