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In "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," how does the work fit into the...

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ralph200 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 2, 2008 at 6:30 AM via web

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In "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," how does the work fit into the category of satire?

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted April 2, 2008 at 11:14 AM (Answer #1)

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A satire pokes fun at serious topics, like government, politics, etc.  "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" can fit into the satire category because the author criticizes the male-dominated society and how women have been treated unfairly through the use of satirical comments.  Sometimes authors can get away with a lot of criticism of serious topics through the use of satire because it is not "direct" criticism.  It is veiled, so to speak.

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