Treatment Of Women In Voltaire's Period
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Contrasting the modern day women to the women in Voltaireís period, we can look into the past and the present and see how womenís roles have changed. Women tried to overcome the notion that they are more than just sex objects, alive just to satisfy a mans needs and desires. There were unjust att ....
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.... of training or education by the philosopher Pangloss. They were not formally taught and if they wanted to learn things, they would have to go to private tutoring without the knowledge of the Baron. Women didnít know anything about money or about the sciences. CunŤgonde, was so fascinated by the sciences that she would hide in the bushes to listen to Pangloss teach a private lesson to her motherís maid.
The Baronessís who were wealthy, were viewed primarily as hostesses. The reason why the ....
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