Frankelen and The Wife of Bath
Michael Luke McDowell, Mahey Hamza
Wife of Bath
Wife of bath has a wise personality from her multiple
experiences with love (five husbands ). She has a
very bold outlook on life which focuses on power, money , and sex. She is
described as having a very vivid physical appearance. She has red hair, a "bold" face, a broad shape, and a gap in her tooth. Her social position in society focuses on her clothe-making store. She's more confident and money-driven in her actions unlike most of the other ladies in her town. she has also traveled to different places, and has open views on sex which gives her a "male-figure" type of social standing in her society.
Wife of Bath -
(1) "Bold was her face and red of hue (Chaucer 458)"
This quote is significant because it helps readers picture her appearance, and from there the bold face suggests a prominent personality.
(2) " Of remedies of love she knew perchance, for she could of that art the olde dance (Chaucer 475)".
Readers can infer from this quote this quote that Wife of Bath has wisdom that came from many experiences with men.
Modern Day comparison
Wife of Bath- Wife of Bath compares to modern reality star, Kim Kardashian. Both women value money, power, and sex. They use sex to sell, and both wear high end fashion as a power statement.