Women didn’t probably like being treated as servants neither in the 5th nor in the 19th century.
Mary Wollstonecraft is considered one of the most prominent British 18th century writers.
In fact, she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects in 1792 where she argued why women are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men.
This argument is not only important to women: it is indeed crucial to men’s development since we all are human beings.
Dealing now with A Fine Maid: how much did you like it?
Let’s check how much you have learnt.
1).- Who is who? Describe each character.
2).- Say what are they doing in each image.
3).- How does the story finish? Is Susanne really happy? Why (not)? What about George?
4).- Do you think the role of woman has changed in present-day society?