The enlightenment of how women should be more than

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the Enlightenment of how women should be more than just a submissive woman when he interacts with them. Sanshirō has more modern ideas and liberal viewpoints than his friend Yojirō. Yojirō would criticize women and did not embrace the European narrative of the Enlightenemnt as much as Sanshirō had going to Tokyo. Wollstonecraft’s writing could be a way of influencing the change of women in the enlightenment period, therefore Japan had embraced some of those views in particular Sanshirō. Yojirō on the other hand had not, as he said commented when Mineko had brought a basket full of sandwiches, and that a man must have helped her with the heavy basket. Their conversation shows the true character of Yojirō’s traditional ideals as Mineko Mo 2
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first says, “‘He was on an errand today. Besides, the basket isn’t all that big. A woman can handle it.’ ‘ You can handle it. Any other young lady would have left it at home’ (Natsume, 78). Yojirō sees that women are weak, and he only gives an exception when Mineko defends herself and women when she says they can handle the job themselves without a man. A character like him did not believe and embrace the European narrative of the Enlightenment unlike some of the other characters. In the Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Wollstonecraft mentions how “They were made to be loved, and must not aim at respect, lest they should be hunted out of society as masculine” (Wollstonecraft, 36). She sees that there is shame against women who are better than men in society, and it is as if they were looked down upon for that too. This would help develop
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