In Chaucerís day women were thought of in lesser regard than men.
Their positions in the community were less noble and often displeasing. The
Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, is about a pilgrimage to Canterbury.
Along with the narrator (Chaucer), there are 29 other Canterbury pilgrims. Not
surprisingly, only three of them are women: the Prioress, the associate of the
Prioress, and the Wife of Bath. Each traveler is to tell two tales to make
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had Chaunticleer killed.
Ultimately, these four stories in The Canterbury Tales depict how women
are the cause of a manís downfall. Although the roles are not positive, Chaucer
has given females a significant purpose in his book. Through these tales told by
men, it is easy to see that a womanís superiority is not in government or in the
work field, but, most certainly, over a manís nobility and life.