Throughout Chaucerís Canterbury Tales, the marriages in the stories are as different and as intertwined as the pilgrims themselves who told of these tales. The diversity amongst the marriages was well illustrated by the following tales, The Wife of Bath, Alisounís departure from the standard beliefs, whose principle was that the wife should rule the husband for a happy marriage. The Clerk, Walter, showed the accepted and traditional view of the husband as
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it is almost unfathomable to believe that a woman could bend that far without breaking. The Wife of Bath. Alisoun is my hero! Although I am not striving to have five husbands, I liked her attitude towards life in the big picture. Alisoun knew what she wanted and was not afraid, ashamed or embarrassed to go after it.
Chaucer, Geoffrey. Canterbury Tales The Programmed Classics.
Trans. J. U. Nicolson. Covici.Friede. Inc 1934