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The Wife of Baths tale
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What did the knight tell the lady she could have had instead of marriage?
He told the lady that she could have golds. he would give her anything but marriage.
TRUE OR FALSE: the knight was unhappy in their marriage at the end of the story.
What was it that the passage stated a woman most desired?
a women wants a self same sovereignty
According to the text, what was the knights attitude towards marrying the lady?
he was embarrassed. he married her in private && hid like a owl on their wedding day.
How is the word "sovereignty" used in the story?
wanting to feel in control && to have power
What did the lady do to make the knight feel like he had a reason to marry her?
Because she saved his life.
What does King Aurthor want to do to the man?
He wanted to execute him.
what must the knight do to settle the deal with the old woman?
He must marry her.
how does the hag's appearance change at the end of the story?
She becomes a very beautiful woman.
What were the two options that the lady gave the knight?
to have her old/ugly, but loyal and true or young/pretty ,drawing a lot of attention
what was the knights answer to the options that the lady gave him?
"In honor to us both, i dont care which;whatever pleases you suffices me."
what were the 4 reasons the knight found to make the old woman objectionable?
she was "plain, poor, old, and low-bred".
how does the lady feel when he called her old?
She felt disrespected. "By ancient books, you gentlemen engage, Yourselves in honor to respect old age."
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