Lady Mary Wortley Montagu | Critical Essay by Elizabeth Snyder

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Snyder

SOURCE: “Female Heroism and Legal Discourse in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's ‘Epistle from Mrs. Y[onge] to Her Husband’,” in ELH, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, June 1997, pp. 10-22.

In this essay, Snyder maintains that in “Epistle from Mrs. Y[onge to Her Husband” Montagu defines an “alternative heroine” by “subtly manipulating the meanings of various forms of the legal term ‘submission’ until they characterize a speaker who possesses a powerful and authoritative, and thus traditionally masculine, capacity for judgment.”]

In the January 24, 1738 edition of her political journal The Nonsense of Common-Sense, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu insists that people of all ranks in society, and of both sexes, must be judged, and more importantly, must judge themselves, not according to their gender...

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