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Marriage and What It Should Be

Summary: Chaucer's opinion of what marriage should be based on "The Canterbury Tales."
Chaucer believes that marriage should be a mutual love and respect for one another; however he uses stories in the novel The Canterbury Tales to show that this is not the case in all marriages. The Franklin's Tale is a story that shows how "love conquers all," by telling a story of a knight and his wife and how their love for one another helps the wife escape an awkward agreement. The Wife of Bath's tale is a story of women constantly dominating men. This story gives an example of a one sided relationship and how it can make things complicated and unpleasant. Chaucer uses descriptions and personality of characters, to persuade the reader to side and agree with the Franklin's opinion who is written to have the same opinion as Chaucer.

The Wife of Bath is an older, unattractive woman who has been...

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