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Satire in The Wife of Baths Tale English IV CP February 28, 2012.

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1 Satire in The Wife of Baths Tale English IV CP February 28, 2012

2 SATIRE Critiques human follies through the use of irony, derision, or humorous ridicule Reminds readers of the contrast between reality and its corresponding ideal

3 Satire in Our Culture Can you think of any examples of satire in popular culture?

4 Satire in Cartoons

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7 What is being satirized here?

8 Political Satire february /indecision how- is-it-that-mitt-romney-hasn-t-crushed-this- guy-already-http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon- february /indecision how- is-it-that-mitt-romney-hasn-t-crushed-this- guy-already- live/video/pageant-preview/

9 Satire in The Wife of Baths Tale Chivalric knights are admirable and/or tragic heroes possessing virtues such as mercy, courage, valor, faith, and loyalty. Men demonstrating chivalry towards women do so with graciousness and gentility.

10 Satire in The Wife of Baths Tale How does the knight in the Wife of Baths tale differ from ideal? (Compare to knights such as Gawain, Galahad, Lancelot, etc) In the Middle Ages, what was the ideal relationship between men and women? What reality does the Canterbury Tales point to?

11 Satire in The Wife of Baths Tale Look at the prologue to the Wife of Baths tale. Is it meant to contradict or confirm Medieval attitudes about women?


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