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  • Sexual Abuse And Her Manic Depressive Illness
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    Patton 1 Josh Patton Mrs. Theresa R. Coco College Prep English 12 8 March, 2000 "Virginia Woolf - A Life of Struggle and Affliction" The literary critic Queenie Leavis, who had been born into the British lower middle class and reared three children while writing and editing and teaching, thought Virginia Woolf a preposterous representative of real women's lives: "There is no reason to suppose Mrs. Woolf would know which end of the cradle to stir". Yet no one was more aware of the price of unworl...
  • Virginia's Clarissa Dalloway
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    QUESTIONS ON THE FILM "THE HOURS"1) "The Hours", based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, is more than a biographical movie about Virginia Woolf. How can you describe the importance and co- relation between the three female main characters: Virginia, Laura Brown and Clarissa Vaughan? The novel is essentially about women. Women from different periods, of different ages, and oddly the same in various aspects. We get to know women that apparently lead perfect lives, considering the externa...
  • Mrs Dalloway Woolf
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    In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolfs shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society as her own, Woolf depicted her society in her writing. In...
  • Professions For Women Through Virginia Woolfs Essay
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    Professions for Women Through Virginia Woolfs essay she shows how women struggle in society. Due to these struggles, women are held back from expressing their true selves. Virginia Woolf does not accept these struggles for she feels that in order for any one person to be complete he or she has to explore who they are as an individual. Professions for Women shows how a woman in society wants to explore her abilities as a woman, but has many obstacles holding her back. Virginia Woolf speaks throug...
  • Woolf Start Her Story
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    Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was a very powerful and imaginative writer. In a "Room of Ones Own" she takes her motivational views about women and fiction and weaves them into a story. Her story is set in a imaginary place where here audience can feel comfortable and open their minds to what she is saying. In this imaginary setting with imaginary people Woolf can live out and see the problems women faced in writing. Woolf also goes farther by breaking many of the rules of writing in her essay. S...
  • Katherine Mansfield And Virginia Woolf
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    Virginia Woolf - Friendships With Women Virginia Woolf was sexually abused as a child. While the extent and duration of this abuse is difficult to establish, it is known that two of her older stepbrothers sexually harassed and abused her between the ages of twelve and twenty-one and perhaps as early as six. It is most likely because of the sexual abuse that she would develop very close and intense relationships with women throughout her adult life while unable to have a successful relationship w...
  • Virginia Woolf And Feminine Fiction
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    Virginia Woolf's Vision Almost sixty-five years have lapsed since Virginia Woolf spoke at Newnham and Girt on colleges on the subject of women and fiction. Her remarkable words are preserved for future generations of women in A Room of One's Own. This essay is the "first manifesto of the modern feminist movement" (Samuelson), and has been called "a notable preamble to a kind of feminine Declaration of Independence" (Muller 34). Woolf writes that her modest goal for this ground-breaking essay is ...
  • Work Of Virginia Woolf
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    Virginia Woolf, in her novels, set out to portray the self and the limits associated with it. She wanted the reader to understand time and how the characters could be caught within it. She felt that time could be transcended, even if it was momentarily, by one becoming involved with their work, art, a place, or someone else. She felt that her works provided a change from the typical egotistical work of males during her time, she makes it clear that women do not posses this trait. Woolf did not b...
  • Relationship Between Virginia And Her Sister Vanessa
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    One of the greatest female authors of all time, Virginia Woolf, produced a body of writing respected worldwide. Driven by uncontrollable circumstances and internal conflict, her life was cut short by suicide. Her role in feminism, along with the personal relationships in her life, influenced her literary works. Virginia's relationships throughout her life contributed, not only to her literature, but the quality of her life as well. Perhaps the greatest influence in Virginia's life is her mother,...
  • Dominant Mode Of To The Lighthouse
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    In Virginia Woolf's fiction, the breakdown or breaking open, of traditional literary forms in the light of the twentieth century querying of perception, reality and linguistic meaning, is recorded as a re conceiving of the novel-form. Throughout the course of her novels she lays down a challenge to official ways of measuring proportion, light, time and human character. Abolishing chapter and verse, Woolf creates a rhythmic, wave-like form of undulating passages as in music, where the structure o...
  • Setting Of Shakespeare's Sister
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    Shakespeare's Sister This is a short story written by Virginia Woolf in 1929. She was born in London, where she grew up in an environment of wealth and culture, meeting many of the most distinguished intellectuals of all time. Virginia was home-schooled for all of her education growing up, and later became the center of the intellectual and artistic Bloomsbury Group. The setting of Shakespeare's Sister is during the time when William Shakespeare was growing up and writing plays. It has taken pla...
  • Mrs Dalloway A Sense Of Richness Woolf
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    It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. Woolf was one of the artists that helped start the famous Bloomsbury Group where many writ...
  • Virginia Woolf Captures In A Way
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    Reading To the Lighthouse was more than just another literary experience for me. Virginia Woolf wrote in such a way that challenged my mind, spoke to my emotions and in essence she shut me up and made me listen. Listening was not hard seeing that she had much to say and a unique way of saying it. I found a sensitivity in Woolf's work that I appreciated as it is not a style seen in the work of today. I am only afraid that due to its subtlety, it may go unnoticed by some of my generation of reader...
  • Gilman's Protagonist And Woolf's Judith Shakespeare
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    Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper focus on the status of women in the history. Both of their works show the repression of women who are unable to express their ideas in a male dominated society. Woolf in A Room of One's own believes women need money and a room of their own to write. Woolf says that women need to be independent from men, and in order to do so women need to have money of their own. Gilman in The Yellow Wall-Paper writes about...
  • Virginia Woolf
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    From a room of one,'s own / Virginia Woolf 1) How does Virginia Woolf presents the condition of women through out history, a condition that explains why we haven, t heard of Shakespeare,'s sister. Woolf describes a situation that women are hardly described in the history books. Imaginatively and in fiction the woman is of the highest importance, even though, practically in reality she is completely insignificant. Before the eighteen century nothing is known about women, however, V. Woolf doubts ...
  • Virginia Woolf
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    In contrast to the male quest of combat, is a women's voyage of domesticity. Virginia Woolf discusses a world where women have been denied external opportunities and consequently become internal. For if it was indeed possible for all women to obtain A Room of One's Own, they too, would have the opportunity for cultured, artistic, talent. "For women have sat indoors, all these million of years for this creative power differs greatly from the creative power of men. And one must conclude that it wo...
  • George Eliot Like Virginia Woolf
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    Writing of the life of Percy Bys she Shelley in 1927, Virginia Woolf observed that there are some stories which have to be retold by each generation, not that we have anything new to add to them, but because of some queer quality in them which makes them not only Shelley's story but our own. This has proved true for the lives of any number of great men and women over the past few centuries: it has been true for no one, perhaps, as much as for Virginia Woolf herself. In the opening of her compreh...

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