The fall of the dutifull daugther or the journey withour return.
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Elizabeth Hamilton was an intelligent and educated woman who was aware of the legal, social and economic constraints that oppressed women and, in fact, denounce their cruel predicament in a covert way in her writings. She was particularly concerned with women not receiving the right intellectual and moral training that would allow them to reason and think for themselves. But at the same time she knew that in the revolutionary aftermath, in which traditional values were being reasserted, rebellion against the status quo was not a viable option for women. Thus, instead of rising false expectations of life, she teaches her female readers the terrible consequences of violating the sacred rules of a conservative society which shows no compassion for its ‘sinners’, especially if they are women. Hamilton was preaching conformity to conventional sexual roles because she was aware of the fact that those who transgressed established social rules were doomed to defeat and destruction. Elizabeth H...