“The Wife of Bath’s Tale”
“ You say also that it displeases me, Unless you will praise my beauty, And look with longing upon my face, And call me “fair dame” in every place; And unless you make a feast on that same day, That I was born, and make me fresh and gay, And unless you do to my nurse honor, And to my chambermaid within my bedchamber, And to my father’s folk and his cousins- Thus say you, old barrel full of lies!” (Chaucer 247)
I believe as Chaucer is talking about the wife, he is trying to she is a different type of women. She likes to be praised, but when you do she gets upset. I believe he wanted to portray the wife has a lovely woman but the way she talks about this man. Saying he came out fresh and gay, and talking about the chambermaid. I believe his trying to make this a happy moment, but it also kind of funny in a way he talks about the characters in a certain way. As the wife talking about this man she does the same thing when talking about them.