Wife of Bath- Critic Quotes- AO3

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Nicole Smith
"The Wife of Bath embodies a number of negative female characteristics...stupidity, arrogance and deceitfulness"
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Mark Williams
"The Wife reduces human love and sex to business transactions"
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Christine Tucker
"The Wife of Bath is an exceptionally strong woman who takes full advantage of the power of her sexuality"
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Christine Tucker
"Her greatest unhappiness comes in moments when her power or 'maistrie' is being threatened"
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Rebecca Marsland
"The Wife of Bath offers a tale that ultimately champions marriage"
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Karen Alkalay-Gut
"Alisoun is both intelligent and morally corrupt"
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J Tasioulas
"The misogynistic tales are turned inside out"
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Michael Gregory
"It is the Wife's mask of love that gains her all that she desires"
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Anna Caughey
"play becomes a textual smokescreen for Chaucer himself"
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Mark Wiliams
"Socially upwardly mobile"
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Fiskin
"The widow looking for another husband is standard in comedy; in the English literary tradition, she is best represented by Chaucer's Wife of Bath"
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