How are women portrayed in Arthurian romance and The Canterbury Tales respectively?

trinity l asked:

I need to write an essay. The actual essay prompt is:
Discuss the changes (or lack thereof) in the portrayal of women in Medieval literature from Arthurian Romance through the Canterbury Tales.

I’m confused about the prompt. Was there really much change between Arthurian romance and Canterbury tales? Weren’t they in the same time period? Any suggestions? Thanks!


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