Sacrifice In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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In Geoffrey Chaucer’s epic poem “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and Giovanni Boccaccio’s “Federigo’s Falcon” illustrate what love is to a woman. Both works emphasize an ongoing theme of sacrifice. Boccaccio’s story dwells on a man sacrificing things he loves to prove he is worthy of a woman’s love using dramatic irony, while Chaucer uses power as a sacrifice for safety.
Both works of literature depict sacrifice as a way to get what you want, ultimately losing what you love. Boccaccio presents a lusty knight flaunting his power and looks, when he takes the power from a virgin maiden it only made his power excel.

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