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Assigned: A Vindication of the Rights of Men (128-33).

1. On 129, what reproach does Wollstonecraft make against Burke's rhetorical emphasis in Reflections on the Revolution in France? How, according to her, does this emphasis undermine Burke's argument?

2. On 130-31, how does Wollstonecraft define "the rights of men"? According to her, what misunderstanding besets Burke's claims about human rights?

3. On 131-33, Wollstonecraft attacks Burke's views on property and on the correct way to deal with poverty. What is the basis of her argument against relying too much on property rights?

Edition: Abrams, M.H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2A. 7th ed. ISBN 2A = 0393975681.


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