The Inference Of Marriage In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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The Wife of Bath is a modern woman living in the 1400’s. Back then it was very taboo to be married more than once or have control in the marriage. For example, in the story it says “Christ went only once to a wedding.” Yet the Wife of Bath was married five times looking for a man to let her be in charge of him and the relationship. She was the type of woman who would be very mean and vulgar in bed in exchange for money for her submission in the relationship.

The author provides support to this inference by using the perspective of God’s ideas in her situation. An example used in this story is “great Old Testament figures, like Abraham, Jacob, and Solomon, enjoyed multiple wives at once.” So why could she not marry more than once when men

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