Influence of Aristotle to the theologians of the Middle Ages did not go to the benefit of women, which they viewed as "failed men". In their view, physical weakness "directly affects her [women] thinking abilities and it will," "explains the volatility of its behavior. It affects the female soul and its ability to rise to an understanding of the divine "- writes Christiane Klapisch-Zuber. A man, therefore, had to lead this sinner. The woman, a great silent stories, alternately rendered "what Eve, then Mary, the sinner, that of Redemption, the shrew-wife, the courtly lady."