Even when perceived as knowledge, enlightenment remains a male privilege. Among the few female philosophers from the eighteen century, the Era of Enlightenment, Mary Wollstonecraft stands out. She noted that what is recognized as “deficiency” in women is not an innate condition; rather, is the lack of formal education limiting their intellectual development. The following characters respond to “light” in the way that best befits their circumstances. One is submissive; the second one is direct due to privilege; and finally the third character unflinchingly refuses to be demeaned and looks away.   
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