Compare And Contrast The Knight's Tale And The Wife Of Bath

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In the fourteen-hundreds women were seen differently by men than now a days. Women were viewed as a price or as an honor. Men would do crazy things in order to have that women they desire in their power. They would give up their lives for these special women who felt like queens around the men. Since woman were always being treated as a treasure, they started getting used and expected everything from men. In the Knight’s tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer describe how these things happened back then 1400’s. Both of these tales are similar of how women would act with men.

Back then in the 1400’s some girls acted differently by having more respect to themselves, but some didn’t. Some girls liked going out there to have some pleasure. In the Knight’s Tale there this beautiful girl named Jocelyn who is very flirty with the men that comments, “ Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick.” Jocelyn represents herself frisky by notifying William that she wanted him to spent
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If the situation is in between a woman and two men, and both of the men want her, then there is going to be serious problems. In the Knight’s Tale two men are placed in the same situation after they fell in love on the first sight. The two guys are faced in war to determine who wins the love of the young and beautiful girl. Before the war one of the contestant states, “My pride is the only thing that they can’t take from me.” Men are very prideful of who they are in society, and that is why he won’t take any chance of loosing this intense fight. By winning something you have fought for, gives you the honor to show it off out in public. That’s what one of the contestant was going to do, but he died by a natural cause right after he had won the war. He was going to get the privilege to show her off, but he couldn’t after all of that
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