Presentation on theme: "Analogues to the Wife of Bath Courtney McGinnis. Analogue: Something that is analogous or similar to something else A comparison between two similar things."— Presentation transcript:
Analogues to the Wife of Bath Courtney McGinnis
Analogue: Something that is analogous or similar to something else A comparison between two similar things. In literature, a work which resembles another work either fully or in part.
Refresher on The Wife of Bath: Married five times Three good husbands, two bad Beaten by last husband Believes in marrying more than once and exploring sexual endeavours
The Wife of Bath as Le Vieille of Le Roman de la Rosa: Similarities: Both married more than once Both professional at controlling marriage Both manipulative Both strongly convicted about sex and marriage Both beaten by their husbands Influence on Chaucer : Uses lines from Le Vieille in Le Roman de la Rose Chaucer translated Le Roman de la Rose
The Wife of Bath as Alice de Perrers : Who she was: King Edward III’s mistress Connected to Chaucer through John of Gaunt Was friends with Chaucer How she relates to the Wife of Bath: Widowed executer to wealthy husband Similar names: Alice and Allisoun Similar husband’s names: Janyn and Jankyn