This assignment is an academic essay in which you will choose either one media outlet, one journalistic beat or one specific journalist or group of journalists. Your piece will chronicle….
The Canterbury Tales (The Wife of Bath’s Prologue)
All borrowings (indirect or direct), whether from primary or secondary sources, should be cited in-text. This includes both direct quotations and paraphrase. You need to remain emotionally neutral and moderately formal. The paper needs a well-focused thesis that is supported by ample specific, illustrative detail AND careful explanation of that detail. Paper needs to cite the text throughout the paper and two other sources.
What roles seem to be afforded to women in the medieval romance? How do the Wife of Bath’s Tale and Prologue interrogate the usefulness and viability of those roles? Does the Wife of Bath’s Prologue validate or interrogate contemporary antifeminist literature?