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What is the social class of the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales?

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princesskalia123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 29, 2007 at 1:47 PM via web

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What is the social class of the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales?

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mickey2bailey | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted March 30, 2007 at 3:33 AM (Answer #1)

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The Wife of Bath is considered to be in the middle-class group of Pilgrims. This is because of her exploitive behaviors and her attitudes that a woman rules. She had 5 husbands and dominated each of them, the last one being half her age.

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