The Shipman’s Tale’ draws from many of the cultural ideas about marriage reinforced
by comportment books, songs and jests. You have read about these ideas in the mini-
lecture before you embarked upon reading the ‘Shipman,” so many of these ideas are
now familiar to you.
-Write a one-two page essay describe some of the ways that the wife is portrayed.
What I am looking for is for you to pick one or two depictions of wives from the
reading, use the mini-lecture and see how those images are represented by the wife in
the “Shipman‘s Tale.
Need to answer this question based on the following reading:
0 The Shipman’s Tale page 1-5 PDF
0 Shipman Lecture PDF
0 Shipman’s Tale page 5-21 PDF
0 Millet Sexual Politics