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Jennifer Jacob English-240 de Pizan In a City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan writes very well in regards to the good that women have done in the past. Men have always spoken very poorly about women. In many literary works, women are looked on as monsters. Women receive little or no respect from men. Men do not give women credit for bearing their children, creating great inventions, or for the work women do to serve their men. Women are the reason mankind still exists (with the help of men). Christine de Pizan writes to attempt to seize some power for women by reminding people of all that women have contributed to society over many years. She writes of important people who did give credit to educated women, such as Giovanni Andrea, who allowed his daughter to take his place during lectures to his students. She writes of the armor that Minerva
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Unformatted text preview: invented to help protect men during battle. She writes of Queen Ceres who helped the nomads live in society. These contributions made a substantial difference to the world we now have. Women have contributed to society in many different valuable ways. Many men look down on women. They believe they are of higher power. Most of these men just believe what others say. Christine de Pizan writes to show people that not all women are evil and that women have done more for society than some men. She gives reasons as to why men look down on women. This includes the ignorance men have and the fact that men don’t want to see women who are smarter than them. She does all of this as an attempt to gain some respect and power for women. Women are just as valuable as men in society and de Pizan attempts to prove this with her points....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ENG 240 taught by Professor Unk during the Spring '11 term at Ocean County College.

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