A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

is her tone likely to persuade readers to adopt her point of view ? expalin


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I have never personally found Wollstonecraft’s tone to be persuasive. I think at the time it was written, there were probably mixed reviews on the content. None-the-less, as a woman, I would not have needed to be persuaded. I might have agreed or disagreed in reaction to my own circumstances, but I believe at the time this was written, women would have based their decisions on circumstance rather than a desire to achieve. The revolutionary period brought many changes to both America and France. Women were taking on new roles and holding up the old ones. It would be many years before Wollstonecraft's ideas would be realized, but she laid a foundation that would be built upon. Her words persuade and educate through the modern day.