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WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY, "A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN" & "MARIA, OR THE WRONGS OF WOMAN."

Examines author's feminism & applies ideas from non-fictional "Vindication" to fictional Maria & her family in late 18th Cent. England.
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Citation Style MLA
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Pages 11
Price: $44.00
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This study will apply the ideas from Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman to its fictional companion Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman, showing how the ideas in Vindication are embedded in Maria. Essentially, Vindication argues that the inferior position of women in British society in the late 18th century is due not to any innate defect or weakness in women, but rather to the fact that men have the power to define and shape relationships, to make the laws, to own the property, and to decide the destiny of the genders socially, economically, and politically. The author does not absolve women of their responsibility for this situation. She first acknowledges the natural physical strength which men have over women, then adds:
But not content with this natural pre-eminence, men

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