Analyze the Wife of Bath’s Tale in “The Canterbury Tales”, discussing the descri
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Analyze the Wife of Bath’s Tale in “The Canterbury Tales”, discussing the description of The Wife of Bath in the Prologue and illustrate how The Wife of Bath’s Tale reflects the description in the prologue. Examine how any one of the themes (sexuality, marriage, power, wealth, authority judgement) is explored in both the Wife’s Prologue and in her Tale. ESSAY OUTLINE TITLE Introduction: i. The development of the Middle English period ii. Important developments and historical events that shape the literature of the time. iii. Important authors and literary productions of the Time period iv. Common themes (e.g. Ideals of courtly love) and features of literary productions. v. What makes Geoffrey Chaucer a distinguished figure of the time and what are the possible reasons behind his success in English literature? Who or from which literature was he influenced by? vi. The place of Geoffrey Chaucer and the place of Canterbury Tales in the Medieval Literature. vii. Introduction to Canterbury Tales and essential information about the Prologue. viii. Transition to The Wife of Bath and her Tale Body: i. The Analysis of The Wife of Bath in the prologue and the tale (consider the essay questions below as well as plot and elements of appreciation including point of view) ii. Comparison and contrast courtly love in the Wife of Bath’s Tale with the ideals of courtly love in Knight’s Tale. Conc. Overview of what you have discussed in the paper and your reflection Consider the questions below: 1- Discuss the development of Medieval English literature 2- Do you think the Wife of Bath illustrates the ideal woman of her time; if not why and in what ways it differs? 3- What do you think the major themes of the Wife’s Tale are? 4-Are there any ideals of courtly love in the Wife of Bath’s Tale? If so how it resembles of differentiates from the ideals of courtly love in its contemporaries (e.g. ideals of courtly love in the Knight’s Tale. Compare and Contrast the way the female characters act in the two tales?