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Canterbury Tales Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath is a very envious women who desires only a few simple things in lifeShe likes to make mirror images of herself through her stories which in some way reflects the person who she really is This is all proventhrough the many ways she portrays her characters The Wife of Bath desires the obvious in life but what she most desires above all is being more powerful than her man her spouse and her loverIn a relationship she wishes to be the dominant of the twoThe one who has thelast sayThe one who is in control and decides all of the matters in the relationshipThis is shown in her tale when the knight fulfills his task to hera women wants the self-same sovereignty over her husband and her loverAnd master him he must not be above herThis is your greatest wish In the court not one that shook her head or contra-dicted what the knight had said lines 164-170 The knight had spoken and fulfilled his quest he found what women what the bestNo women in the assembly disagreed with the knights reply and certainly not the old hagSo it must be true power is what women what the mostThere is another example of the desire of power for the women it the relationship The old hag after marrying the knight gives hima choice For her to either stay ugly and be faithful or to become beautiful and wonder My lady my love my dearest
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