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Alphonse Karr said Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of abeautiful dream and not as it too often is the end When love isnot real serious repercussions can follow In The Knights TaleThe Wife of Baths Tale and The Millers Tale the love thestories are based on is fake love The love causes more damage thanit is worth The Canterbury Tales by Nicholas Chaucer is able to revealthe difference between real and fake love as well as how fake lovecauses unintended consequences The Knights Tale is of thechivalric genre and tells the story of two knights Arcite and Palamonwho are imprisoned They both are infatuated with a woman Emily whomwhich they have never met They have never spoke to her or heard herspeak all they knew about her is how she looks This love turns intowar between them and causes extreme conflict to the point of death The Wife of Baths Tale uses folk tale romance to speak about aknight who is convicted of rape He is sent on a quest to find whatwoman most desire with the reward of keeping his life He receivesvarious answers Eventually he finds The Wife of Bath who tells himthat what woman desire most is power and control She tells him this atthe cost of marriage between the knight and her Last The MillersTale uses parody to tell a story that would otherwise be much morecontroversial From the first page of The Millers Tale it isestablished that the story is told by a drunk man causing the story tobe taken less seriously It then goes on to tell the story of a 18 yearold girl married to an older carpenter The girl cheats on thecarpenter by telling the ironic story of a flood coming While he isdistracted she cheats on him Through chivalry folk tale romance andparody Chaucer shows that
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