The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale Essay | Chaucer's Construction of the Female Identity in the "Wife of Bath"

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Chaucer's Construction of the Female Identity in the "Wife of Bath"

Summary: Chaucer's construction of the female identity in the "Wife of Bath" through his character Alison. The values of Chaucer's society and how they are presented in his work.
An identity is what distinguishes every human being from one another. There are a plethora of identities, since no two people are identical in their character. Hence, there is no true female identity. It is an assumption or a stereotype based on one's perception. That is why in Chaucer's [u]Wife of Bath[/u], there are variations of the `female identity'.

14th century idea of a female identity differs significantly from the views of today's society. It was a society where patriarch dominated the institutions; hence it was not accepted for women to voice her opinions so crudely and confidently especially when her views were set in opposition to men. In Chaucer's [u]Wife of Bath[/u], Alison is not a conventional woman, who is conservative and submissive. She is bawdy, lusty and controlling. [i]"Which shal be bothe...

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