What is the Wife of Bath's real name and occupation?

Add your answer...

1 Answer

brendawm Teacher High School - 9th Grade eNotes Editor The real name of the Wife of Bath, or the name she calls herself is both Alyson and Alys, which she states in the prologue; as to her occupation, it seems to be that her primary purpose is to find and marry as many husbands as possible in her life. Some husbands she loves, most husbands she dominates, but in all cases she ends up burying them and finding replacements almost immediately. Sources: http://www.enotes.com/canterbury/1-general-prologue-summa... http://www.enotes.com/canterbury/12-wife-baths-tale-summa... Rate answer: $('#aScore-19289').istars(setAnswerRating); Flag as inappropriate Posted by brendawm on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 8:34 PM amy-lepore Teacher High School - 12th Grade eNotes Editor The Wife of Bath, or Alyson, is in a constant state of marriage. Of course, she is married on the doorsteps of the church because of "company in her youth" which suggests she was a bit promiscuous as a young lady. However, it ... more
Thanks for your feedback!

Related Videos

Not the answer you're looking for? Try asking your own question.