The Wife of Bath and The Rivals essay plan.

A brief outline/plan on how to answer a question on 'the urge to control' in The Wife of Bath and The Rivals.

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  • 'The urge to control is in all of us: It drives our lives'
    • The Wife of Bath shows she controls the audience.
    • They are set in Bath a place were status is everything. The Wife is a female looking for a high status and the Rivals all need to assert their status to prove something.
  • She is never outshone and uses her skills to get what she wants.
    • The Wife of Bath shows she controls the audience.
  • Lucy also uses her skills to get what she wants. She manipulates everyone so that she can get what she needs.
    • She is never outshone and uses her skills to get what she wants.
    • The wife controls her husbands and gets many goods from it and of course sex.
      • 'The urge to control is in all of us: It drives our lives'
        • They are set in Bath a place were status is everything. The Wife is a female looking for a high status and the Rivals all need to assert their status to prove something.
    • Lydia also tries to control Captain Absolute but fails. (Fake letter)
      • The wife controls her husbands and gets many goods from it and of course sex.
      • Faulkand tries to get emotional control over Julia rather than Psychical.
        • The wife asserts psychical power over her men.
        • Mrs Malaprop controls Lydia's love life unlike how the Wife chooses who she marries.
          • Hard to control The Wife but she is by husband four and by Jankin to an extent.
          • Jack controls Lydia and tricks her, the wife does have some trouble but is more successful at marriage and relationships than Lydia. Lydia is foolish unlike The Wife.

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