Quotes about Love & Marriage in The Canterbury Tales


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In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which two characters help to develop the themes of love and marriage?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales, the narrator reveals that the Wife of Bath has had how many husbands?


What does this quote from the Wife of Bath mean:

'And diverse practyk in many sondry werkes/Maketh the werkman parfyt sekirly/Of fyve husbondes scoleiyng am I./ Welcome the sixte, whan that evere he shall!'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will cover romance and matrimony quotations from The Canterbury Tales. Answer quiz questions on specifics like the themes of marriage and love and what the narrator discloses about the Wife of Bath.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on these areas:

  • Analyzing a quote from the Wife of Bath
  • How Emily is compared to something/somebody else in The Knight's Tale
  • A quote on love

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on romance and matrimony quotations from The Canterbury Tales
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on the Wife of Bath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the comparison to Emily made by Arcite and Palamon

Additional Learning

For more, review the accompanying lesson called Quotes about Love & Marriage in The Canterbury Tales. These areas of interest will be addressed:

  • The role of the Knight
  • How the Knight and the Wife of Bath differ on love and marriage
  • The shallowness of the Wife of Bath
  • Courtly love and what it means in the text