Roles In Macbeth And The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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The Roles of Men and Women in Marriage
In both, Macbeth and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” clothes symbolizes the chivalry characteristics of the men’s warrior roles making their approach to marriage similar because their role as warriors affected the conduct of their women in controlling and emasculating ways.
The men in both Macbeth and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” were warriors. The main character Macbeth in Macbeth was a warrior and general for his country Scotland, and he killed lots of men to get the position as king. The first impression of Macbeth was a brave and skillful warrior. But his attributes as a brave, skillful, and self-doubt warrior struggled throughout the play. The male character in “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” was a knight that
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In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, manipulates her husband by always questioning his manhood and wishing she could “unsex” herself, and does not contradict Macbeth when he says that women like her should give birth only to boys. As Lady Macbeth influences Macbeth to murder, Macbeth provokes the murders to kill Banquo by questioning their manhood. In terms of the code of chivalry while Macbeth is violent and evil as his wife, the boldness of Lady Macbeth is more noticeable because it goes against how women is suppose to behave. This shows how Lady Macbeth behavior was being pushy and cruel as a man would be. Whether or not Lady Macbeth was restricted to her society or she is not fearless enough to kill, she manipulates her husband to get what she wants. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” discusses marriage, virginity, and most importantly the question of sovereignty. In the “Wife of Bath's Tale,” the knight’s old crusty wife wants control and believes that women should have control. She is a stubborn and confident woman who herself gets what she wants when she wants it. She feels that this is the way things should be and men should obey her. In “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” it refers to an “owl” which symbolizes how the knight is hiding from the world and …show more content…
During the Medieval times, marriage was quite different than today. Women didn't have a choice as to whom they would marry and, most of the time, women didn't even know the man before their wedding. Marriage back then was not based on love; most marriages were political arrangements. For example, the old crusty lady says to the knight in “The Wife of Baths Tale”, “Before this court I ask you then, sir knight, to keep your word and take me for wife; for well you know that I have saved your life.” The old lady forces and tricks the knight to marry her, and this shows how marriage wasn’t based on love back then. In Macbeth, the main characters, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, their relationship was based off of politics. Lady Macbeth was with him based off the idea that Macbeth could be king in the near future. Once the witches shared their prediction that he would be king if he killed King Duncan and his sons, Lady Macbeth began to provoke violence to rush his

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