Essay on The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

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People have many different opinions on what women most desire in life. When Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the “Canterbury Tales”, he addressed this question head on. It is certain that different women would like different things, but in the same regard many women want many of the same things. In the Canterbury Tales, it is prevalent that the different stories show that different women want different things. Some women could just want money, while others just want love and vice versa. It is very well known in the Canterbury Tales that women want many things such as love, money, sovereignty, etc. From the wife of Bath’s tale, it is made clear that women want respect and the upper hand. When reading this, it is strange to think about the fact that women did not used to have as many rights as men did, and now women have just about as many. From when this tale was written, times have drastically changed. The wife of Bath wanted the upper hand in every situation, but today it seems as though the men are almost afraid of the women in some aspects. It seems that every woman has always wanted the upper hand, but is just now able to have this want fulfilled. Women want respect from men and this is the part that used to be a very difficult aspect for men to comprehend. Women and men are no different from each other, so why should any woman be treated differently than a man? The answer is simple in that they should not. This is not the only difference that used to be between men and women,…

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