If she went around dressed like the Wife of Bath, the
press would slate her.
Like the Wife of Bath, the
Pardoner courts the pilgrims by inviting them to identify with his life of adventure and to admire him for his individuality and superiority, his scorn for conventional morality, and his contempt for established authority (see Rhodes 43).
For like the medieval world of the Wife of Bath, the
early eighteenth-century world as Fowles portrays it is one in which the authority to speak the truth is linked to book learning.
JUST how sexy and fun was The Wife Of Bath, the
latest Canterbury Tale?
Sitting in an empty London studio, Paul often bursts into raucous laughter - and particularly when he discusses his sexy love scenes with Julie Walters in The Wife Of Bath, the
second of the Tales.
The actions of characters who play roles in the tales told by the Wife of Bath, the
Merchant, the Shipman, the Clerk, the Franklin, and the Second Nun can therefore profitably be considered within an interpretive context that depends on ideas first introduced by J.L.
Warren Ginsberg examines the organization of the portraits of the Wife of Bath, the
Miller, and the Franklin in the General Prologue, showing how the details build up patterns of association.
Several tales, referred to as "the marriage group," reflect the various attitudes toward marriage of several pilgrims (the Wife of Bath, the
Clerk, the Merchant, and the Franklin).
The Wife of Bath, the
Pardoner, the Nun's Priest and the Miller are invited to tell their tales in Chaucer's customary bawdy, energetic and highly amusing style.