Who Is Chaucer's Speech In The Wife Of Bath

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Through the structure of her speech, Chaucer characterizes the Wife of Bath as loquacious. Because she goes on many tangents during her dialogue, it is apparent that the Wife of Bath is a character that loves to talk. For instance, when she is telling her tale and digresses to talk about Ovid, she says, “If you wish to hear the rest of the tale, [...] When this knight whom this tale specially concerns.” (Wife of Bath Tale 126-127). It is clear that she got sidetracked by interjecting another story into her original one, but she realizes it as well and does not seem to mind. The way the author organizes her speech through the structure of deviating from her main point to tell additional information, then returning to her original point shows
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