Critical Essay

The Use of Free Indirect Discourse and Juxtaposition in Wollstonecraft’s “The Wrongs of Woman”

2 pages | 400 words

In her book "The wrongs of Woman", Mary Wollstonecraft criticises the patriarchal society of the eighteenth century. She uses free indirect discourse and juxtaposition to show how unfair the marriage laws were and how they favoured men over women. She also criticises how women were treated as slaves in their marriages and how they were not allowed to have any say in what happened. This shows how unjust the society was at this time and how it needed to change.