Cantebury Tale Wife of Bath analysis

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During the prologue before The Wife of Bath Tale, the narrator informs the reader of what women want in their marriages and relationships. The narrator is a female and has been in five different marriages. She believes that because of this she has the authority to talk about and give advice on marriage and relationships. The advice she gives to the readers is that the most important factor that women want in a relationship is to be in complete control. This is exactly what she had in her four previous marriages. She continuously married old, rich men who gave her money and complete control of their relationships. If power and control are what women crave in relationships, why was the narrator married five times? Especially since each of her previous husbands gave her the complete control that she desired. This leads me to believe that having this complete control of a relationship that she talks about in the prologue is false happiness. The narrator does not find true happiness until her last husband. Her last husband did not give her the complete control she had in her previous marriages. He was not wealthy, he agai

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