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"Women may challenge male authority but they are ultimately overcome by it"

In the light of this quote explore the presentation of female characters in your two chosen texts.

The Wife of Bath and Tis Pity She's a Whore are texts that both present interesting and contrasting
views of women…

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However, taking a feminist reading of these male written texts, it could be argued that both texts show
women, not necessarily challenging male authority but rather conforming to it. The Wife of Bath still
holds virginity as something precious; she just is obviously unable to practice it. While she may…


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