Table of Contents
- 1 How does the knight show that he has learned his lesson?
- 2 Does the knight learn his lesson in the wife of Bath’s tale?
- 3 What does this response reveal about the knight?
- 4 What happens to the knight in The Wife of Bath’s tale?
- 5 How does the knight learn his lesson in the Wife of Bath’s tale?
- 6 What responses does the knight receive to his question?
How does the knight show that he has learned his lesson?
How does the Knight finally show he has learned a lesson? HE TELLS THE OLD WOMAN SHE CAN DECIDE OR HAVE CONTROL.
Does the knight learn his lesson in the wife of Bath’s tale?
The knight eventually learns his lesson, although it takes him a while. With him, then, the tale seems to be encouraging women not to give up hope on the men in their lives; they may make some mistakes, but they’ll come around in the end.
What does this response reveal about the knight?
What does it reveal about his character? The knights reaction is definitely an example of direct characterization revealing that he is judgemental, rude, and ungrateful to a woman who saved his life. Explain how the old woman refutes the knight’s claim that she is not of “gentle birth.”
Does the knight gain an understanding of women by the end of the story or is he still essentially the same man he was at the beginning of the story?
The Knight certainly gets the best deal by the end of “The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” as he keeps his life and gains a beautiful and faithful wife in the process—what some may call an injustice after committing a rape at the beginning of the tale.
How does the Knight’s response given him by the old woman show he learned his lesson?
The knight’s quest is to find out what women want. How does the knight’s response to the choice given to him by the old woman show that he’s learned his lesson about what women want? He gave the woman the choice to be beautiful or loyal and in giving the choice, he shows that he has learned his lesson.
What happens to the knight in The Wife of Bath’s tale?
In the Wife of Bath’s tale, the Knight has raped a young maiden. His punishment for doing so is death; he is to have his head cut off. However, the King agrees to hand him over to the Queen. On the wedding night, the Knight was not interested in consummating the marriage.
How does the knight learn his lesson in the Wife of Bath’s tale?
After much deliberation, the knight chooses for her to remain the way she is. He would rather have trust. He is rewarded for this, she is young and beautiful, and trustworthy. The knight has learned that by letting himself give over all control to his wife, whom he is very happy with, he is very content.
What responses does the knight receive to his question?
It is not until his year and a day of travels are ended that the knight in desperation makes a deal with a wise old woman. She provides the right answer: women want to be in charge and rule their husbands in a marriage.
What happens to the knight and the old woman at the end of the story?
The Knight accepts the Old Woman’s offer, and the Old Woman reveals that she is truly a young wife that any knight would be proud to have. The irony of this story is the fact that the Knight committed a crime against a woman where he had complete control over her, yet a woman has control over him in the end!