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What is it that women truly want? . The wife of Bath teaches a lesson. Joyce Verschoor Lotte Vermeulen Hanneke Boon. A piece of manuscript . Ellesmere manuscript Huntington Library, San Marino MS EL 26 C 9, folio 1 verso http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3x4s1CnvxFg/UtEkwWc

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What is it that women truly want

What is it that women truly want?

The wife of Bath teaches a lesson

Joyce Verschoor

Lotte Vermeulen

Hanneke Boon


What is it that women truly want

A piece of manuscript

Ellesmere manuscript

Huntington Library,

San Marino

MS EL 26 C 9,

folio 1 verso

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Exercise 1 question about text 1

Exercise 1Questionabouttext 1

“I’ll grant you life if you can tell me what it is that women most desire.” (r. 904-905)

What do you think that women most desire nowadays?


Boys vs girls question about text 2

Boys vs. GirlsQuestionabouttext 2

Whatdidwomen most desire in the MiddleAges?


Exercise 2

Exercise 2

Questionsabouttext 3

How does the knight feel about the woman?

* How does the woman feel about the knight?


Optional questions exercise 2

Optionalquestionsexercise 2

*How do we feel about beauty standards nowadays?

*Are they similar to the medieval beauty standards?


Exercise 3 question about text 4

Exercise 3Question about text 4

Whatare the options the knightcanchoosefrom?


Discussion in groups

Discussion in groups

What would be the best choice according to you?

What do you think the knight will choose?


Answers according to text 5

AnswersAccording to text 5

According to the text, women most desireto have the complete mastery over theirownandtheirhusbandslives

The knight does notchoose, but gives his wife the mastery


If you were a teacher

Ifyouwere a teacher

* If you were to make an assignment about this story, what questions would you ask?


What is it that women truly want

Thank you for your attention!


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