Woolf's 'Death of the Moth' and "Professions for Women'
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"The following paper examines how people and moths have something in common, namely death. But of course there is more to it than that. Specifically, the paper delves into how there are different ways to die and how dying can take place over a lifetime through the steady erosion of intellectual curiosity and human spirit. "
From the Paper:"A review of Virginia Wolf's "Death of the Moth" and "Professions for Women" - or how people and moths have something in common "Death of the Moth" is one of the more lugubrious short works to be found in the English language. At its core, it is really a story about an insignificant specimen of life - a moth - which fights determinedly but hopelessly against the on-set of death. More than that however, Woolf's essay is a rumination on how such a tiny creature nonetheless seems able to encapsulate the fervidness and joy of a zestful existence; as she puts it, "What he could do, he did" (Woolf para.2). Sadly, like all lives - no matter how well-lived they may be - there is an end which cannot be avoided. Although it can be over-stated, Woolf seems to suggest in her closing that death is the great..."
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