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Chaucer's Views on Women: Griselda and the Wife of Bath's the Loathly Lady

Summary: Geoffrey Chaucer's views on feminism in the Middle Ages can be ascertained in his works of literature, especially in the characters of Griselda from "The Clerk's Tale" and the Wife of Bath in the "Wife of Bath's Tale."
As a man fascinated with the role of women in during the 14th Century, or most commonly known as the Middle Ages, Chaucer makes conclusive evaluations and remarks concerning how women were viewed during this time period. Determined to show that women were not weak and humble because of the male dominance surrounding them, Chaucer sets out to prove that women were a powerful and strong-willed gender. In order to defend this argument, the following characters and their tales will be examined: Griselda from the Clerk's Tale, and the Wife of Bath, narrator to the Wife of Bath's Tale. Using the role of gender within the genres of the Canterbury Tales, exploring each woman's participation in the outcomes of their tales, and comparing and contrasting these two heroines, we will find out how Chaucer broke the mold...

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