Attitudes of marriage in
Chaucerís The Canterbury Tales
Period 3-English H IV
May 24, 1999
Chaucerís The Canterbury Tales, demonstrate many different attitudes and perceptions
towards marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that illustrated in the Franklinís Tale. On the other hand, other tales present a liberal view, such as the marriages portrayed in the Millerís and The Wife of Bathís tales. While several
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