Greetings from the Franklin, although I may not be particularly versed in diction and rhyme being the burel man I am, I pray that my tale of devotion and honesty strikes a moral chord with my fellow travelers. The heart of my tale lies in the value of the vows people share with one another. Rather than be critical of those who exhaust their words like the air they breathe I’ve decided upon a tale where the virtuous nature of people prevail. Of course we see a chain reaction of valor and truth flow from Arveragus who sees value in maintaining his wife’s promise to Aurelius who recognizes the importance of Arveragus and Dorigen’s wedding vows and finally to the sorcerer who calls off Aurelius’ grave debt. One question I would like to pose to my fellow travelers is whether or not they perceive Arveragus and Dorigen’s marriage to be on as equal-footing as to which they claim, “That nevere in al his lyf he, day ne nyght, ne sholde upon hym take no maistrie agayn hir wyl, ne kithe hire jelousie. But hire obeye, and folwe hir wyl in al” (Line 746-749, pg. 178 The Riverside Chaucer). While it certainly exceeds the middle-age standards of feminine rights it may also not be a truly equal relationship. Arveragus’ departure is motivated by his desire to assert himself as a knight in Britain and they agree that he will appear to have control over Dorigen in the public eye so as not to ruin his reputation. I have put forth two characters whom I feel to be pious and truthful but my fellow travelers –are they in fact true to their claim of being equal in their relationship?