Through Man’s Eyes: A Study of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath, Clerk, and Prioress and their Attempt to Correct the Faults Inherent in Men

This essay will focus on how the female characters in the tales of the Wife of Bath and the Clerk, and in the prologue of the Prioress, show various ways women are present and created for man’s betterment. They all show how man has created them to shed light on the imperfections inherent in man, and thereby … Continue reading Through Man’s Eyes: A Study of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath, Clerk, and Prioress and their Attempt to Correct the Faults Inherent in Men

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Dismissive Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer was a male author—that much is obvious. He was a male poet creating through a male mind, and, most likely, for a dominantly male audience. Through his Wife of Bath’s Tale, he attempts to construct a female in the sense that it only extends masculinity, which proves that he is neither a pro-feminist … Continue reading Dismissive Chaucer