s letter that the men and women must be treated equally. In the 18th century, the females are dressed and approached as subordinate to men, which is the message of this letter. As the time goes by analysis and study about the letter was done and the provisions. Laws are being formulated to protect the rights of the women. This contribution of Lady Mary Montagu has benefited a large number of women. Lady Mary Montagu as she enters the hammam wears a dress that was described in the letter as the way her husband dresses her. She was being convinced by some of the females there to undress and join them. She was reluctant as she described it in her letter. She wanted to show her reader that she is still respectable no matter what. As observed by Aravamudan she continues by showing the women her undergarments and letting them believe them the work of an overprotective spouse, “she allows the Turkish women to interpret her cultural limitations, about which she may not want to complain directly” (Aravamudan, 180). This letter is one of the biggest contributions of Lady Mary Montagu to the medical society. The letter includes proof to show her claim that it is true and correct. The inoculation to heal smallpox has helped a number of people who were influenced by Lady Mary Montagu’s letter. . The Epistolary Novel: Lady Mary Wortley.
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