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Function of Paragraph 1 of "Vindication of the Rights of Women"

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A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792. Bartleby.com. Web. 4 May 2016.

The primary function of the first paragraph is to

A

define a problem the author sees in her society.

B

explain the merits of the current education of women.

C

describe the rights of women in society.

D

characterize the author and her upbringing.

E

recount the many accomplishments of women.