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Power In The Wife's Tale

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Throughout the Wife’s tale men contain all of the physical, social, and intellectual power. When the old woman is scolding the knight, there is a lack of female intellectuals, instead men are quoted such as; Dante, Valerius, Boethius, Seneca and Juvenal, within the old woman’s rants. Social power is also another type that is shown, and is exampled within the courts. Men fill the courts, as that is how the style of government was, with the King being able to rule and make decisions on his own. Men also contain physical power over women, the most obvious point was how the maiden was raped by knight, which is the entire reason for the story being moved into motion. The description of him within the Wife`s tale was that even in “Spite of all she
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