2Warm UpWhen you have a disagreement with someone how do you resolve the issue?Explain using an example, 2-4 sentences.
3Background Notes: Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath’s Tale revolves around an argument about what women want.The story covers topics such as:-What it is like to have mastery over someone else.-What are the benefits of submitting oneself to the superior arguments of another.
4Building Background Wife of Bath had 5 husbands. During Middle Ages, a woman who had property found it difficult to remain single.She was successful in “governing” her husbands.She had a good education, rare for a woman.Most women only learned the Bible and how to take care of the house.
5ActivityTake a poll of at least ten people, to answer the following question:What do women want?Figure out what are the top three responses.
6Warm Up Yesterday we discussed “what women want”. What do men want? Write down 2-4 things.
7Setting PurposeIt is set in the shadowy margin between pagan and Christian worlds.When you are reading, try and figure out which world each of the events belong .
8Literary Element: HUMOR Humor: the quality of a literary work that makes characters and their situations seem funny, amusing or ludicrous.Humor: -ridicules human failings.-reveals irony in many situations.-ranges from puns, word play to broad satire, sarcasm, parody, and wit.
9VocabularyReprove: VERB: To scold or correct, usually in a gentle manner.Concede: VERB: To admit as true.Arrogance: NOUN: Overbearing pride and self importance.Suffice: VERB: to be enough for.
10Literary Element p125What is humorous in this exchange between the Wife and the Pardoner?
11Literary Element p125What is humorous in this exchange between the Wife and the Pardoner?It is amusing quibble between to people who like to talk. The Pardoner claims to be intimidated by the Wife’s citation of St. Paul. that grants a wife power over her husbands body. He jokes that he has cancelled his marriage plans.
12Big Idea, p126How has Christianity supplanted paganism in King Arthur’s day?
13Big Idea, p126How has Christianity supplanted paganism in King Arthur’s day?The fairies have been purged by the prayers and blessings of the friars who wander the town and countryside.
14Warm Up Do you think that women are capable of keeping a secret? Why or why not? Explain….
15Literary Element p128Why can’t the knight answer the queens question?
16Literary Element p128 Why can’t the knight answer the queens question? His behavior so far shows no understanding of what women might want. He violated the maiden he came upon as if it were his right.
17Big Idea p128How does the knight expect ultimately to free himself through faith?
18Big Idea p128How does the knight expect ultimately to free himself through faith?He has faith that God will send him the answer when he needs it.
19Literary Element 129What is the wife making fun of here?
20Literary Element 129 What is the wife making fun of here? The wife is ridiculing one of the suggested answers of what women most desire- a reputation for dependability, discretion, and the ability to keep secrets. According to the Wife, women are incapable of keeping secrets.
22Reading Strategy p130Is Ovid’s tale convincing proof of the Wife’s argument that women cannot keep secrets?
23Reading Strategy p130Is Ovid’s tale convincing proof of the Wife’s argument that women cannot keep secrets?NO, an anecdote may bolster an argument, but it cannot be sufficient to prove the argument. Logic, reasons, and evidence are required to prove an argument.
24Big Idea 131How does the knight’s encounter at the edge of the wood evoke the pagan world?
25Big Idea 131How does the knight’s encounter at the edge of the wood evoke the pagan world?The knights vision of the dancing women suggests a coven of witches.
26Reading Strategy p132What criterion do the women use to evaluate the knight’s answer?
27Reading Strategy p132What criterion do the women use to evaluate the knight’s answer?They seem to know intuitively that his answer is correct.
28Literary Element p132Do you see any humor in the knights predicament?
29Literary Element p132 Do you see any humor in the knights predicament? Opinion…there is poetic justice in the fact that the knight, who violated a young maiden, is now forced to marry an ugly old crone. Or…it could be amusing that the knight’s reward for answering the question correctly is his subjugation to such a woman.