Analysis Of Mary Wollstonecraft: From A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

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From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, was written during the eighteenth century by the famine philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman expresses Wollstonecraft’s true views on how woman should be treated and should act in their relationships with men, and in society. Wollstonecraft dealt with several personal events that may have opened her eyes to the way women should be truly being treated in society. As a young girl Wollstonecraft dealt with her mother being abused by her father, she would sleep on the outside the door of her parents rooms to protect her mother if needed. Wollstonecraft also dealt with her two sisters also being in abusive relationships at an older age. All of these relationships most likely played a role in Wollstonecraft’s view of women in society.
Wollstonecraft states within From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman that marriage was no better than prostitution and slavery. Wollstonecraft’s personal life
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She states within From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, that woman being uneducated is a weakness. Wollstonecraft compares women to military men who are not prepared. Wollstonecraft believed that women along with men should all have a mind of their own. Wollstonecraft states in, From a Vindication of the Rights of Woman, “Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience; but, as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavor to keep women in dark, because former only want slaves, and the latter a plaything.” Wollstonecraft truly does not blame men for the action of women, but blames women for allowing men to have control over them. She believes that women should allow men to treat them the way in which they were treated during the time
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