The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale Essay | Student Essay

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The Wife of Bath: Victim or Villain?

Summary: Although people may portray the Wife of Bath in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales as a victim, she is actually a villain. As the evidence shows, the Wife of Bath is a scoundrel who takes advantage of all of her suitors in scandalous ways and who will lie, cheat, and deceive in order to get what she wants.
To many people they feel that being a villain has it's advantages over being a victim. The Wife of Bath is a woman who has had many husbands and claims to have been victimized by many of them, at different times in her life. Many people, tend to disagree with her and say that they feel being the villain means you have an advantage over your victim, and can force them to do things to their benefit. In the case of the Wife, her husbands are all victims. Evidence points to the Wife of Bath as a villain. Although people may portray the Wife of Bath as a victim, she is a villain because she takes advantage of all of her suitors in scandalous ways.

The Wife of Bath treated each and every one of her husbands equally poor. She has made all...

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