The Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft Essay

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Mary Wollstonecraft is known as one of the world’s most influential liberal, feminist authors. With her literary works shocking the world with her new and radical ideas of that conservative time period. She is renowned to have her feminist, but also realistic, views on equal rights and education. She believed that women and men should have equal opportunity in education and everyday life. She uses tone, symbol, and mood in her literary works to help pave the way for women’s equal rights in the future.
Mary Wollstonecraft was born in 1759 in London to a fairly wealthy family. Her father gained his inheritance through his successful father, who was a master weaver. Unfortunately throughout the years, due to poor judgment and several failed
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Unfortunately, to be able to do so, they had to leave Eliza’s child behind, who died just a couple of months later.
Later on in 1784, the two sisters, along with their other sister, Everina, and fellow friend, Fanny Blood, opened a school in Islington. During this latest job occupation is where Mary becomes conversant with liberals, such as, Dr. Richard Price. Many of these people she met shared the same ideas and principles as she did, such as, equal education for men and women, which she felt very strongly about. Some of her other concepts were children being raised by an intelligent mother and their father’s acting less cruel and abusive, mentally and physically, towards their children and families. This could be a possible result of her father and mother having an abusive relationship while she was growing up. After only two short years of the school being open, they were forced to shut it down, due to it being unsuccessful. After the unsuccessful school closed, she became a governess to a very prominent family in Ireland. After only working there for a very short time she came back to London and received work from the successful publisher, Joseph Johnson, who was also a radical. After receiving this job, she fell into the crowd who constantly discussed and thought about politics. Her first piece of work was a pamphlet that was barely acknowledged, titled Thoughts of the Education of Daughters. Even though her pamphlet had little success, the Analytical
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