How Did Mary Wollstonecraft Write A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is Mary Wollstonecraft’s response to educational theorists during the 18th century who did not believe women should receive an education. In it, she argues that women deserve to have an education that corresponds with their position in society; women are essential to the nation because they educate its children as well as “companions” to their husbands. Wollstonecraft goes on to say that women are not arm candy, or property to be traded; we are human beings who deserve the same treatment as men. Wollstonecraft was ahead of her time, yet, she cannot be classified as a modern day feminist since the definition of feminism varies and the terms “feminist” and “feminism” were not coined until the 1890s (Feminist and Feminism). There was also no women’s rights movement during his lifetime.…show more content…
Wollstonecraft didn’t use the formal argumentation prose style that was common during the Romantic Age. The Rights of Woman introduces all of its major topics in the opening chapters and then repeatedly returns to them from a different point of view through…show more content…
In this essay, she states that women are just as capable of reason as men are, and because of this fact, deserved the same education and rights as they received. Despite her reputation reflecting poorly on her piece, this does not change the fact that her ideas were held with high regard; even if no one agreed with her lifestyle, her ideas on women’s education could not be disputed. She herself may have not been involved in the feminist movement, but her ideas in Rights of Woman influenced many writers up until modern
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