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  • Analysis Of Wife Of Bath - 1,176 words
    Analysis of Wife of Bath Analysis of Wife of Bath Geoffrey Chaucer was charged with rape by a woman named Cecily Chaumpaigne around the year 1380. It is most likely that a distinguishable character, such as Chaucer would not have been guilty of this charge. However, the word "rape" probably referred to kidnapping rather than assaulting a woman as it means today. Cecily Chaumpaigne in 1380 released Chaucer of all charges of "raptu meo," a phrase that could be interpreted as "seizing me". It is possible that this allegation of rape brought on to Chaucer by Cecily Chaumpaigne, is the very reason behind the Tale of the Wife of Bath. The wife of Bath is a tough woman with a mind of her own and sh ...
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  • Canterbury Tales The Woman Of Bath - 867 words
    Canterbury Tales -The Woman Of Bath The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Thomas Beckett. The pilgrims, who come from all classes of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. In the Prologue, it states Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way back. He died before he had a chance to finish his project; however, he did manage to complete twenty-four of the tales including the one supposedly told ...
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  • Canterbury Tales Wife Of Bath - 423 words
    Canterbury Tales - Wife of Bath Chaucer portrays the Wife of Bath as if she is a hypocrite, although, beneath the words, there is a great deal of wisdom involved. The approach that I take, is the view that this tale is advice for women to take. This tale teaches women that there are times one should be a feminist and times you should not. If a women would be a feminist all her life, she probably wouldn't get anywhere in her life or with any man. If a woman were not to have a feministic character anytime of her life, she would be overwhelmed by most men, of work or whatever the case may be. Early in The Wife of Bath, there is a quotation said by the wife of bath supporting the idea that she i ...
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  • Canterbury Tales Wife Of Bath - 808 words
    Canterbury Tales - Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath is a very envious women, who desires only a few simple things in life.She likes to make mirror images of herself, through her stories, which in some way reflects the person who she really is. This is all proven through 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 lover.In a relationship, she wishes to be the dominant of the two.The one who has the last say.The one who is in control and decides all of the matters in the relationship.This is shown in her tale when the knight fulfills his task to her."'...a wome ...
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  • Chaucers Wife Of Bath - 801 words
    ChaucerS Wife Of Bath 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. Experien ...
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  • The Equality Of Women In Chaucers Wife Of Bath - 1,218 words
    The Equality Of Women In ChaucerS Wife Of Bath The Equality of Women in Chaucers Wife of Bath There have been many different interpretations of what Geoffrey Chaucer stood for, but one of the most argued is that of the equality of women. As seen in several of Chaucers works, this is especially exhibited in the Canterbury Tales. Although some scholars debate that he was only writing down what he saw in his present society, others insist that he was very much an advocate for the equality of women. With his character the Wife of Bath, Chaucer is able to show how Renaissance women lived under the submission of men before and during marriage, where they stood after marriage, and how that they dre ...
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  • The Extraordinary Wife Of Bath - 465 words
    The Extraordinary Wife Of Bath Many characters in The Canterbury Tales are only described in the smallest detail. Only a handful are given a physical description and even fewer are actually given names to go by. A character that has a most descriptive detail and also one, whom has a name, is Alice, the Wife of Bath. This majestic lady is very proud of what she has accomplished in life. Also, to defend her ways she uses logic and reason, Chauncer also, never judges her like he does to many other characters, but lets her speak for herself. Although one would imagine the Lady of Bath to be ashamed of her way of life, she simply is not. With her four dead ex-husbands, she has received plenty of ...
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  • The Summoner And The Wife Of Bath - 449 words
    The Summoner And The Wife Of Bath On the other hand, the vivid description of the Summoner is disgusting. His skin is full of pimples and boils. He smells of garlic and wine. Chaucer writes, "No borax, ceruse, tartar, could discharge, Nor ointment that could cleanse enough." The tone is vivid as to how unclean the Summoner was. He was unclean in body and mind. He lied and was sanctimonious. He was suppose to be a man of God and he was very much full of pride and of the purse. The Summoner's bad nature could bring harm to others as illustrated by Chaucer's statement, "he brought duress on any young fellow in the diocese. Chaucer's writes vividly about the Summoner, "who had a fiery-red, cheru ...
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  • Wife Of Bath - 771 words
    Wife of Bath Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in 1340 (Fuller 12). Geoffrey Chaucer's fortunes were closely bound with these of John Of Gaunt, the son-in-law to the Earl of Derby (Fuller 12). Around the year 1380, Geoffrey Chaucer was charged with rape by a woman named Cecily Chaumpaigne (Williams 28). It is most likely that a distinguishable character, such as Chaucer would not have been guilty of this charge. However, the word "rape" probably referred to abducting rather than assaulting a woman as it means today (Halliday 68). Cecily Chaumpaigne in 1380 released Chaucer of all charges of "raptu meo," a phrase that could be interpreted as "seizing me" (Williams 28). It is possible that t ...
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  • Wife Of Bath By Chaucer And Feminism - 261 words
    Wife Of Bath By Chaucer And Feminism In the medieval period when women were viewed as property, held to sexual double standards and considered to be little more than heir-makers, Chaucer wrote a rather biting piece that draws attention to the inequalities in standards for men and women that were supported by society. This might seem ironic coming from a man in this period, but it is not so ironic when one looks at the Canturbury Tales and acknowledges it as a fine work of satire. Chaucer attacks other long-standing traditions such as corruption in the church (the tales of the Monk, the Friar and the Pardoner). His critical look at the standards for women especially enforced by the church add ...
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  • Wife Of Bath Characters - 1,848 words
    Wife Of Bath Characters Upon a first reading of the Wife of Baths Prologue, its hard not to feel the need to pat her on the shoulder and say Go-girl! Theres no denying the impact that Feminism has had on our Millennium-revved society, and the Wife of Baths character would certainly have contradicted the oppressive customs of Chaucers time. But on closer inspection, it would seem that the Prologue could be considered a medium for an anti-feminist message, under the semblance of a seemingly feminist exterior. She confesses her treatment of her husbands and her tendency to swere and lyen, and this self-incrimination invokes a feeling that the Wife is an extraordinarily attractive character by ...
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  • Wife Of Bath Or Dame Alice - 820 words
    Wife Of Bath Or Dame Alice The Wife of Bath, Dame Alice is quite a spiteful woman even though she desires only a few simple things in life; power and control. Through her prologue and tale, she makes mirror images of herself , which reflects the person who she really is. Dame Alice desires the obvious in life, but what she most desires above all is being more powerful than her man, her spouse, and her lover. In a relationship, she wishes to be dominant, the one who has the last to say, the one who has control over all things in the relationship. This can be first seen in her prologue, "I'll have a husband yet who shall be both my debtor and my slave and bear his tribulation to the grave upon ...
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  • 16th Century Poetry - 1,273 words
    16Th Century Poetry Part I: 1. Name three of the Germanic tribes that brought to England the dialects that make up the basis of the language we now call Old English. The Germanic tribes that brought the dialects were the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. 2. Give an example from Beowulf of three of the following poetic devices: alliteration, the kenning, variation (repetition of appositives), or the litote (understatement). There are several examples of alliteration in lines 3079-3084, "Nothing we advised could ever convince the prince we loved, our land's guardian, not to vex the custodian of the gold, let him lie where he was long accustomed, lurk there under earth until the end of the wor ...
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  • 65279 - 1,685 words
    The Treatment by Arthur Hinds See, this is the size needles I'll use on you. They're the smallest. They won't hurt a bit. All individually wrapped to keep them sterile. Just trust me, darling. I know what Im doing. Lie down on this towel I spread over the bed and relax while I gather things together. Ill take care of your leg. Don't forget I studied for four months with the best teachers in Shanghai. I can do everything. I was one of the best students in the school--not like the stupid one who was expelled for hitting a nerve. He didn't study. I studied very hard. You dont need a doctor anymore. You have me! Just relax and take some deep breaths. Ill turn on this space heater. Are you warm a ...
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  • A Cultural Study Of Childbirth In Rural Mexico - 1,567 words
    A Cultural Study of Childbirth in Rural Mexico Outline I. make up of a typical home A. living arrangements B. layout of the home II. starting a family A. new home B. becoming pregnant III. child birth A. midwife B. birth setting C. prenatal care D. birth of the child E. postpartum IV. conclusions The rural Mexican culture is made up of many small towns and villages. The social connections among adults in theses areas are relatively intimate because many of these areas are endoga mous communities. Most newly married couples live with the man's parents until they are financially stable enough to purchase land of their own to build on. Though it is less common the couple may decide to live with ...
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  • Abortion In America - 1,034 words
    Abortion In America Each year millions of babies are conceived, unfortunately only about three fourths of them are actually born. Some of these babies die of natural causes; others are killed before they get the chance to experience their first breath. Abortion is fast becoming a quick fix to a rather large responsibility, especially among teenage women. Having sex is a huge responsibility, and if you aren't ready to handle the consequences then having sex is not for you and abortion is not the answer if you do get pregnant. Abortion can be described as a surgical abortion that is performed between 6 and 12 weeks into a pregnancy may be done while the woman is awake. She is given the option ...
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  • American Beauty - 1,640 words
    American Beauty The Color Red The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. George Sand hit the nail right on the head when he said this in 1872. Appearance versus reality has been a central theme in many American creative works including the film American Beauty. American Beauty is a film that delves into your typical, middle-class suburban American home and slowly uncovers all of the abnormalities that lie within. The family is portrayed as normal but as the films tag line suggests look closer then it is possible to fully understand the implications that takes place in this seemingly happy home. The film is ...
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  • And Then There Was None Book Report - 985 words
    And Then There Was None Book Report Have you ever been in a dark, desolate room in complete seclusion from everyone else where you sense a presence nearby but when you turn around, nobodys there? Have you ever been so afraid that you cant sleep at night? I believe that anyone who is an actual human being can agree with me that, in some way, everyone has felt some kind of fear and excitement due to a scary movie, book, or even reality. After reading this novel by Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, I can honestly say that there is a book out there that can give me the shivers. Never have I been so afraid of a fictional - based story that I wasnt able to go to sleep that very same night ...
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  • Anne Frank - 863 words
    Anne Frank The Franks were your general German family and Anne was your general German girl. This family of four lived in Germany, Mr. Frank was an average business man, Mrs. Frank was an average mother and Margot and Anne were average students. The one thing that made them different in the eyes of Hitler, was the fact that they were Jewish. Once Hitler rose to power, the Franks fled to Holland, where the hoped to be safe from the Jewish-blood thirsty Nazis, they went on with their normal lives, until once again Hitler took over. This caused the Franks to flee again, only this time they would be in hiding. A plan was devised; the Franks would stay in an abandoned section of the Kraler office ...
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  • April Morning - 1,253 words
    April Morning April Morning was an interesting book concerning a young man, Adam Cooper, and the trials and tribulations of his taking part in the Battle of Lexington. The story takes place mostly in Adams home town of Lexington, Massachusetts, but also partially on the surrounding roads and countryside. The novel opens with a glimpse into the daily life of the Cooper family. As Adam comments on the harsh perfectionist opprobrium of his father, I find myself drawn to his side of the issue. Adam confuses his fathers constant animadversion with the feeling that his father hates him. These feelings of hate are somewhat annulled by Granny, Adams grandmother and confidant. She tells him that, sin ...
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