“The Blazing World” 1-30 question

The first section of Cavendish’s The Blazing World is primarily a description of the Blazing-World and its inhabitants. The society the Lady finds herself welcomed into–and, shortly thereafter, made to rule over–is said to be utterly distinct from any European civilization. These details in particular led me to formulate a question regarding Cavendish’s possible social… Read more “The Blazing World” 1-30 question

Paradise Lost Book 9/Wollstonecraft Question

Mary Wollstonecraft’s criticism of Paradise Lost asserts that Milton’s depiction of Eve grants her—and, consequently, all women—minimal authority in life alongside men. She writes that “Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience, and a scrupulous… Read more Paradise Lost Book 9/Wollstonecraft Question