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  • Tags: social norms

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An 18th century woman can be seen reading a book challenging the norms of society. Many women wanted to become writers.

An analysis of the 18th century class system and how Fantomina steps outside the boundaries to fulfill her desire to entertain herself with prostitution.

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The painting depicts the extravagance and exaggeration of fashion in the eighteenth century. It was important for people to look a certain way, and that involved an excessive amount of clothing.

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Samuel Richardson reads aloud the manuscript of Sir Charles Grandison to a group of friends in 1751.

This excerpt from a journal article introduces the idea of politeness in the eighteenth-century. This excerpt talks about trends between politeness and its relation to behavior. This is similar to discussions of sentimentalism, passions, and…
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