The Wife of Bath Critic Quotes

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H. Marshall Leicester Jr.
“Alisoun is an early feminist striving for autonomy in an oppressive patriarchal society."
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Hansen
“anti-feminist views by stereotyping medieval ideas about women as cruel, emotional and sexually voracious.”
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Yildiz
“her prologue is taken as a revolutionary document for the age in which it was written.”
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Sally Kinnes
"It is Chaucer's characters who are more memorable than their tales"
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Malcolm Hebron
"We might see the Wife as sacrificing her feminity in pursuit of a feminist cause"
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Fradenburg
"We must assume the Wife of Bath is based on one or more real women"
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S.H. Rigby
"Medieval literature cannot be used directly to read off the reality of medieval social life"
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Nicole Smith
"For the Wife of Bath, money, sex and marriage are all interlinked and none can exist without the other"
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