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English 2221 student-led discussion (Beth and Christina)

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Mary Wollstonecraft- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman:

Mary Wollstonecraft- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Beth Weiner Christina Zezulak

Basic Bio:

Basic Bio Born in london to Edward John Wollstonecraft Sister’s marriage Joseph Johnson Common law marriage to Captain Gilbert Imlay Married William Godwin

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman -Digest Version!!!:

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman -Digest Version!!! Section 2 Women are kept constantly like children Innocence=weakness Quotes- “It may then be fairly inferred....” 1464 Argues Against Love, for friendship 1470....Fondness is a poor substitute for friendship! Do you agree? “In fact, if we revert to history...”1471 Can you think of any examples? Section 4 Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes No other scheme to sharpen faculties (1477) more focused on present than on the end goal no purpose in life except to be man’s plaything

Other Works:

Other Works “Wrongs of woman” “Vindication of the rights of man”- Response to Edmund Burke “On the education of daughters” 1786

French Revolution:

French Revolution Began in 1789 Wollstonecraft’s work published in 1792 The french revolution had a huge effect on authors of the time such as Dr, Gregory, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Burke, and Godwin Why was this so different, since the American Revolution had just happened? A revolution of the people, the common man, nobodies How do you think this was able to inspire writers/romantics of the day? How might it have scared those in power?

Influences:

Influences Conduct Books/ “Dr. Gregory” Author of “A Father’s Legacy to his daughters”, which suggests that women refrain from exposing any learning they might have, as this would damage their ability to find a husband. Rousseau Author of “Emile” Philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. -His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution. -Contributed to the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought. Godwin-Husband had the idea that the next day can always be better Huge proponent of education being the key to human improvement Edmund Burke- author of “Reflection on the revolution in france” An argument AGAINST the french revolution

Discussion Questions:

Discussion Questions “Mary Wollstonecraft was a radical in the sense that she desired to bridge the gap between mankind’s present circumstances and ultimate perfection” ( http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/wollstonecraft.html ). Looking at this quote, how do you think it relates the work of Wollstonecraft to romanticism and would you put Mary Wollstonecraft’s work in the genre of Romantic writers?

Although both were revolutionaries in their own right, how does Wollstonecraft differ from Rousseau in the way she believed women should be educated? Can you find points in the text where Wollstonecraft directly addresses Rousseau? :

Although both were revolutionaries in their own right, how does Wollstonecraft differ from Rousseau in the way she believed women should be educated? Can you find points in the text where Wollstonecraft directly addresses Rousseau?

What is Rousseau scared of?:

What is Rousseau scared of?

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WHAT WOULD WOLLSTONECRAFT SAY?

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What kind of influence, if any, do you think that the French Revolution had on Wollstonecraft and her work?

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What do you think Wollstonecraft would say about feminism today? Do you think it has changed from Wollstonecraft’s day to today?

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“In fact...” pg 1471 Examples?

Works Cited :

Works Cited http://www.historyguide.org/wollstonecraft.html http://www.jstor.org/stable/2708781 http://www.brainyhistory.com/years/1792.html http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/introser/wollst.htm http://www.users.muohio.edu/mandellc/brenda.htm

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