A COMPARISON OF THE WIFE OF BATH AND HILLARY CLINTON In literature, the Wife of Bath in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is considered one of the first women figures drawn as a true individual (Reid 73-74). Among modern women, Hillary Rodham Clinton has achieved a number of “first,” most notably that she has come closer than any other woman to date to winning the presidential nomination of a major political party (“Hillary’s World” 16-17). Both are remarkable women, and there are parallels and distinctions between them. Like the Wife of Bath, Clinton has made men obey her. As the Secretary of State, she is in charge of a large governmental department that includes many men, who take orders from her as the Secretary. As a Senator,...The end:
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