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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(10); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2019.011007.

The Wife of Bath: Feminist or Antifeminist?


Zhang lu

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Zhang lu

Jilin Normal University of Engineering and Technology, Changchun Jilin 130000, China


The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale makes Canterbury Tales more attractive and enchanting. Both The Prologue and The Tale concern females and their desires. This paper aims to analyze the Wife’s ambivalent personalities embodied in the Prologue and the Tale. Under her striking bold feminist advocating, there hides some antifeminism tendency.


feminist; antifeminist

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Zhang lu. The Wife of Bath: Feminist or Antifeminist?. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 10: 77-81. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.011007.


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