"A Room of One's Own" Book Review by koridremow

"A Room of One's Own"
An analysis of the role of economics in Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own".
# 91448 | 1,032 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jan 06, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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Virginia Woolf's concern with the theme of feminism is highly apparent in her resounding essay on women and literature. In particular, it looks at how she begins her discourse flawlessly, introducing her idea of the necessity of wealth within the first couple of pages of "A Room of One's Own". This paper discusses how Woolf argues her thesis tastefully, powerfully presenting the idea that a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction and how female creativity was stifled by economic circumstance.

From the Paper:

"Woolf seems to suggest that perhaps women's literature is somewhat lacking because, in the past, women did not have the education, the income, the privacy, the experience, or the time to write. She illustrates this in her account by providing an interesting comparison between a men's and women's college. She strays off of the beaten path and onto the grass, surely not allowing the metaphor of the moment to escape the reader, but is promptly stopped by a university security guard. This security guard holds much significance, perhaps symbolizing the male gender as a whole, and enforcing the rule by which women are not
allowed to walk on the grass."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One's Own. New York: Harcourt, 1929.

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