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Chaucers Wife Of Bath Allison is a very interesting character She almost seems to be an early feminist but is not by her own words She has her own authoritarian views on marriage Scripture and husband domination Alison is one of the only characters who actually reveals herself openly through her prologue She has a personality and that personality consists of her authority over her husbands her own ideals on religion and she uses her tale to back this all up Allison establishes her authority on marriage and husbands through experience Because of her aggressive outset to prove authority some may see her as a wicked woman and she is proud of this Experience even if there were no other authority in this world would be grounds enough for me to speak of the woe that is marriage She has been married five times the first at age twelve Many people have criticized her using as proof the fact that Jesus only went to one wedding But she feels that her five marriages have only helped to build experience and thus support her views Those views being that women want to have dominance over their husbands So she uses her prologue to mimic the way in which churchmen assert their authority-by quoting Scripture and works of authority She does in fact quote actual biblical Scripture but her Bible and works of authority are her own experiences and marriages Her speech carries undertones of conflict with the male-dominant society another reason to establish authority early Allison has her own view on Scripture and Gods plan She claims that God wants us to multiply and increase and therefore being married more than once is okay And besides she only has one husband at a time Some of the great Old Testament figures had many wives at once She also attacks the churchs view on virginity saying that even if virginity is important someone must
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