The Canterbury Tales

How does the Wife of Bath's statement twords the Friar explain her personality?

Lines 39-56

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The Wife of Bath plays a dual role...... she delivers the story and she may also be considered the object of its satire. Her statement explains her feminist outlook (rare for the times) and gives us an understanding of the bawdy, brassy woman she is..... definitely not the picture of virtue we'd expect.