What is the theme in "The Wife of Bath" in The Canterbury Tales? Can anyone tell me what's the theme in Wife of Bath?

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In the Wife of Bath's tale a young man must set out on a journey in order to find out what women truly want. After his travels, he comes to the conclusion that:

A woman wants the self-same sovereignty

over her husband as over her lover,

and master him; he must not be above her.

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