Wife of Bath
  • Wife of Bath-maker of cloth
  • "Her kerchiefs were of finely woven ground."
  • She has been married five times.
  • Belongs to the Third Estate
Words to Know
  • Parish- Whole church
  • Dame- Another name for a women
  • Bath- southern city in England
  • Mantle- a loose sleeveless cloak
  • Kerchief- a woman's square scarf worn as a covering for the head or sometimes the shoulders
  • bold face
  • handsome in red hue
  • a large mantle that concealed large hips
  • She wore a large kerchief
  • She had scarlet stockings with soft and new shoes
  • she wore a hat "as broad as is a buckler or a shield."
  • Religious - Been on several pilgrimages
  • "And she was skilled in the wondering way."
  • Chaucer wants us to think that she is giving but really she just wants to look good.
  • "In all the parish not a dame dared stir towards the altar steps in front of her, and if they did, so wrath was she as to be quite put out of charity."
  • Likes to laugh and chat "In company she liked to laugh and chat."
  • Smart "Knew the remedies for loves mischances."
6wife_of_bath2b.jpg Wife of Bath's Prologue