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Love and The Wife of Bath People do so much in their futile attempts to gain love The Wife of Bath from The Canterbury Tales does many things to get love also She marries four husbands to get love by controlling the She marries her fifth husband Johnny to get love by being controlled Also the Wife of Bath believes that true love will come to her only when she gains the equality she feels she deserves The Wife of Bath marries a total of five husbands She marries her first four husbands and controls them because she thinks they will love her for it She was married for the first time at the age of twelve Therefore she doesnt put much of an emphasis on the sanctity of marriage In fact she argues with the Apostle Paul saying Or where comanded he virginiteeBut conseiling nis no comandement He putte it in oure owene juggement p 108 The Wife of Bath decides to make the most of her marriages She realizes she is smarter than they are and becomes controlling The text says How pitously anight I made hem swinke p 111 She manages their lands for them and makes them work hard When they became jealous because it appeared she was cheating on them the Wife of Bath said Of wenches wolde I beren hem on honde Whan that for sik they mighte unnethe stondeI swoor that al my walking out by nighte Was for to espye wenches that he dighte p 115 The Wife of Bath believed that by making them work for everything and being completely submissive to them they would truly love her On the other hand the Wife of Bath marries Johnny to find love by being controlled She notices Johnny while she is still married to her fourth husband but declares If I were widwe sholde wedde me p 119 In fact when her husband dies it is
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