In one of Aemilia Lanyer's poems, "Eve's Apology in Defense of Women," a reinterpretation of the past has been presented as a means to demand a better present, and future, for women. Though Lanyer lived when the world frowned upon women writers, she managed to be "one of the few published woman poets of the Renaissance" (p 1059). This fact of such a great accomplishment for a woman in the world did not, however, changes the
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to how she could express her opinions, Aemilia Lanyer has created a marvelous piece of work. "Eve's Apology in Defense of Women" works within the confines of Lanyer's world to argue for the rights of equality that both Eve and Pilate's wife helped women to earn.
Lanyer, Aemilia. "From Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum: Eve's Apology in Defense of women". The Norton Anthology: English Literature. Ed. M. H. Abrams. 6th ed. New York. 1993. 1059- 1062.