PERCEPTIONS OF WOMEN IN TWO OF CHAUCER’S TALES
(An Intertexuality Assignment)
English IV—Mr. McGraw
Solid thesis statement identifying the way women are viewed and treated in The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and in “The Clerk’s Tale.” Due: by the end of class on Monday, October 17, 2016 (It should be written or typed!)
Draft #1: Due: At the beginning of class on Wednesday—October 26, 2016 (2 hard copies and a copy in turnitin.com). Please print prior to class.
Final Draft: Due: Monday—October 31, 2016 (by 9:00 a.m. in TurnItIn.com) (Be sure to underline your thesis statement.)
*You will have two class periods to work on this assignment before the first draft.
Writing Prompt: Discuss the ways in which “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and “The Clerk’s Tale” are similar and dissimilar in their attitudes toward and treatment of women.
N.B. You must include references to at least two different critical resources in your paper. Those resources must be properly cited both parenthetically and in the Works Cited.
Be sure to incorporate textual evidence from both of the tales to demonstrate and prove your thesis. You will need to use parenthetical citations (MLA style) and include a works cited page. Your paper should be written according to MLA.
Length: 850 to 1000 words—Times New Roman—12 point font with one inch margins. (Your computer automatically sets this to 1.25), so be careful and double-check.