Stereotypes In Chaucer's The Wife Of Bath

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The Wife of Bath is often seen within the literature as being the antithesis of the joke through the craftwork of Chaucer, displaying at times the concept she is arguing against from her obsession of sovereignty to her appearance itself. This idea is first seen when the reader is introduced to the character, where the narrator describes her as “hips large” in which “upon an easyriding horse she easily sat” (Chaucer 27). These details automatically set up an image of a person who is possibly sexually promiscuous, and in that time period often gave way to the stereotypes that plagued women in society as a whole. At no point does the narrator describe any other character in this sort of fashion, meaning that the only thing he could pick up on

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