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The Wife Of Bath's Tale By Chaucer

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In “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, Chaucer’s message was to teach men to respect women more and let women also have power in a relationship. The reasoning behind this message is because society in the medieval era did not respect women and Chaucer was attempting to teach that through poetry. The man in the story raped a woman and before being sent to death he was saved and given the opportunity to learn about what he did wrong. People don’t get second chances in real life, so writing a poem about the impossible and showing true enlightenment is Chaucer’s way of being a hero. The man learns from the old women about control and how he should love her and respect her for her and not her looks. Her values and feelings should be what the man looks for
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