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Wife Of The Bath's Tale

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In the “Wife of the Bath’s Tales,” Chaucer is trying to say that men should listen to what women have to say, as well as respect the decisions that they make. This is shown in the text when the king is making his decisions about the knight’s life. “So ceaselessly he gave the queen the case and granted her his life...,”(Chaucer 42). This shows that the king was willing to change his decision about the knight's fate and allow his wife to do what she felt was a better choice. This point is further shown later in the story when the knight says, “My lady and my love, my dearest wife, I leave the matter to your wise decision” (Chaucer 376). This shows that the knight, who at the beginning of the story was about to be beheaded for rape, was willing
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