Reflective Writing

Complete the following by noon on Wednesday, February 23

  • View and study all supplemental materials.
  • Read the following works.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400)

The Canterbury Tales

            “The General Prologue”                                                                                  200-221

            “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale”                                                        237-266

            “The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale”                                                              266-281


  • Access/read/view all week materials

After reading this week’s works, discuss the Wife’s views on marriage.

Why does she think so few stories of good wives exist? Is the wife an example of the antifeminist tradition (a belief in the inequality of men and women), or does she contradict it?  Cite specific lines from the works.