Do you? Opinion question, explain why…

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Respond #1
• Do you think the knight gets what he
deserves? Explain
Recall and Interpret
• 2)a) What questions does the knight have to
answer to save his life?
• 2)b) How do you think the knight feels when
he provides the queen with the correct
answer?
Recall and Interpret
• 2)a) What questions does the knight have to
answer to save his life?
What is the thing women most desire?
• 2)b) How do you think the knight feels when
he provides the queen with the correct
answer?
Relieved and elated…
Question 3
• 3)a) What bargain does the old woman make
with the knight?
• 3)b) What is the ironic connection between
the answer to the queens question and the
requirement that the old woman demands of
the knight?
Question 3
• 3)a) What bargain does the old woman make with
the knight?
The old woman will tell him the answer if he
promises to what she wants him to do.
• 3)b) What is the ironic connection between the
answer to the queens question and the requirement
that the old woman demands of the knight?
What women wants, mastery over husbands, is what
she achieves.
Question 4
• 4)a) Summarize the ending of the “Wife of
Bath”…
• 4)b) what lesson does the ending teach?
Question 4
• 4)a) Summarize the ending of the “Wife of
Bath”…
The hag becomes a beautiful woman.
• 4)b) what lesson does the ending teach?
Perhaps it teaches that women want men to be
under their control.
Question 5
• 5)a)How does the old woman get the knight to
change his attitude toward marrying her?
• B)do you find her method convincing?
Explain…
Question 5
• 5)a)How does the old woman get the knight to
change his attitude toward marrying her?
She refutes his objections to her lack of
gentility, her poverty, her age and ugliness.
She reminds him that she saved his life.
• B)do you find her method convincing?
Explain…
Do you? Opinion question, explain why…
Question 6
• 6)a) Through her arguments, what is the old
woman ultimately demanding that the knight
acknowledge?
• B) How does the knight’s acknowledgement
transform both the knight and the old
woman?
Question 6
• 6)a) Through her arguments, what is the old
woman ultimately demanding that the knight
acknowledge?
Her intelligence, humanity, and inner worth.
• B) How does the knight’s acknowledgement
transform both the knight and the old
woman?
He is transformed into a modest gentleman,
she becomes a beautiful young woman.
Question 7
• 7)a) Do you think Chaucer’s portrayal of the
wife indicate that he was ahead of his time in
his view of women? Why/why not?
Question 7
• 7)a) Do you think Chaucer’s portrayal of the
wife indicate that he was ahead of his time in
his view of women? Why/why not?
The portrayal of the Wife of Bath is humorous,
not disparaging.
Question 8
• In your opinion, is the lesson that the Wife
teaches relevant to today’s world? Explain…
Question 8
• In your opinion, is the lesson that the Wife
teaches relevant to today’s world? Explain…
The tale has a strong feminist (women are
equal to men) message that resonates with
the modern principle of the intellectual
(mental/mind) equality between the sexes.
In this sense, Chnuacers thinking was ahead
of his time.
Question 9
• To what extent does the “Wife of Bath’s Tale”
illustrate the power of Christian faith?

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