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Essay heading: "The Wife of Bath may mock and expose misogyny, but she remains trapped in it".
 
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Many feminists took a great dislike to Alison, and believed that her being associated with feminism, was wrong, as her character was not as strong as people appeared to believe. For instance, another point the Wife of Bath emphasizes throughout her long speech is the dishonesty and untrustworthiness of women...
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For instance, another point the Wife of Bath emphasizes throughout her long speech is the dishonesty and untrustworthiness of women. As she first begins talking, she states that "no man can perjure himself and lie half so badly as a woman can" (p.193). She then goes on to describe the terrible dishonesty she practised with her first three husbands, and the most effective ways to lie to men...
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