Step Two: Now respond to the following questions in complete sentences:


What does this tale tell you about the relationship between social status (i.e., merchant class, or nobility) and their experience of Fortune?


What does this tale tell you about the depiction of women and the feminine characterization of Lady Fortune?


 Do they feel similar, or do they contradict each other? 

For example, is there a positive female catalyst who helps a protagonist attain a state of happiness after a series of misfortunes?


Do you feel that this relationship between the idea of fortune (or luck), gender, and social class is still relevant today?