Rhetoric in "Shakespeare's Sister"
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The paper explores the effectiveness of Woolf's argument in her essay on "Shakespeare's Sister" and focuses on Woolf's usage of quotation, invention and tone that combine to persuade us as to the veracity of her argument. The paper shows how through these tools of rhetoric, Woolf achieves the significant task of defying traditional modes of perceiving the masculine and feminine genders.
From the Paper:"Virginia Woolf's famous non-fiction work A Room of One's Own concludes with an essay on "Shakespeare's Sister." In this piece, Woolf argues that had Shakespeare had a sister who was as talented as he was, it would have been impossible for her to make a living as a writer owing to the societal limitations imposed on her by her gender during that period. Woolf convincingly claims that the act of writing has previously been limited to men, as women were expected and forced to fulfill certain roles and denied freedom of choice. They were harshly punished and ostracized from society were they to attempt to deviate from their assigned roles."
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Rhetoric in "Shakespeare's Sister" (2008, December 15) Retrieved December 11, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/rhetoric-in-shakespeare-sister-110094/
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