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Mary Wollstonecraft Analysis

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The revival of feminism emerged as a powerful one in Europe and America in the late 1960’s to revive political and social issues associated with women’s actual participation in western culture. While Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest agitators on behalf of fair sex, claimed for their liberty of will in her work The Vindication of the Rights of Women in England, Margaret Fuller had agitated for women’s movement in the middle of the 19th century in America, by showing in her well known book Women in the Seventeenth Century how the women have been marginalized in our society. By the end of the 19th century, J.S.Mill brought out a pamphlet entitled The Subjection of Will in which he, like Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller, sought more equality…show more content…
Her epoch – making work, A Room of One’s Own(1927) and her other essays and papers state all about the women’s economic, cultural, social and educational status in the present time. She is the first to use the term ‘patriarchal value’ which must be fought against and the first major feminist writer devoting the patriarchal and sexist values, the presentation of women in literature and in fact in her case the political feminism has turned into a literal feminism. In 1949, The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir, a French writer is a radical work in which the radical aspect of feminist criticism was voiced for the first time and here she has suggested how the woman is actually the other, and also how she is on the margin or on the periphery in the patriarchal society. For throwing light on the radical aspect of feminist criticism, De Beauvoir has studied quite a number of so called revolutionary writers of female freedom like Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, John Genett and D.H.Lawrence and has found their presentations of women confront certain patriarchal stereo type. Women in D.H..Lawrence, Mailer, Miller and Genett play a secondary role and these writers’ radical views of sexual freedom of women center around the marginal role of women, the weaker sex. Needless to say, The Second Sex (1949) is a milestone of feminist voice. Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics (1969) is the world’s bestselling Ph.D Thesis where the author has sighted the fact that the power is exercised with society by the male subjugating the women, the way of suppression may be either overt or covert or as the case may
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