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"A Room of One's Own"
An examination of political and economic freedom constraints among women discussed in the book, "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf.
# 49414 | 1,075 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 08, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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This paper discusses Virginia Woolf's writing, "A Room of One's Own", which uses the stream of consciousness technique and talks about the prejudices and inequality that women, particularly women artists, faced in 19th century society, in Woolf's case, 19th century English society. It looks at how, in this work, Woolf cites the historical, social, political, and even economic dynamics that influence the society's outlook on the women sector, i.e., that women should not enjoy the freedom that men receive from the society. It also explores how, by discussing and analyzing the treatment of human society to women, Woolf objectively narrates, in detail, the discrimination committed against women in the third chapter of "A Room of One's Own".

From the Paper:

"The lack of acceptance of society to revolutionary changes about women's roles and image, which involves behavior and actions that are submissive to men and the society in general, is just one point that Woolf addresses in "A Room." Going further her "monologue," she enumerates the hindrances that prevent women from attaining a status equal to or higher than male artists, which are material and immaterial. The material hindrance concerns economic freedom, where Woolf posits, - for women "to have a room of her own" was out of the question? [s]ince her pin money? was only enough to keep her clothed; she was debarred from such alleviations" This passage can be interpreted literally and figuratively, where the literary interpretation centers on the economic constraints that society imposes on women, resulting to financial dependency to men and ignorance because of lack of or insufficient education."

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