What Makes a Good Writer? Analytical Essay

What Makes a Good Writer?
This paper explores Virginia Woolf's thoughts on women writers (including Charlotte Bronte) in her essay "A Room of One's Own". There is discussion of Woolf's work as well as Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre."
# 4863 | 1,225 words | 2 sources | MLA | 1998 | US
Published on May 29, 2002 in Literature (English) , English (Argument) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper focuses on the difficulties women writers faced and what was expected of them. According to the paper, Virginia Woolf feels that women should remain stoic when writing and the character, Jane Eyre is such an example of what not to do. However, the writer explains, Jane Eyre is a beautifully written character by a brilliant writer, Charlotte Bronte. The dichotomy between Woolf's opinion and the effect of Bronte's work is explored.

From the Paper:

"Woolf argues that novels written by women should come solely from imagination and not from personal feelings because ?insight is confused; it can no longer distinguish between the true and the false (Woolf, 73).? Woolf opposes displaying anger in the novel because it draws attention away from the novel and towards the author as a woman, who seems to be protesting that although she is a woman, she is worthy of writing. Woolf appears to believe that writers should be stoic and conform to this rigidity throughout the writing process."

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