Virginia Woolf Essay by The Research Group

Virginia Woolf
An examination of the novelist/essayist's views on women, women writers, portrayal of female characters, feminism and mother-daughter relationships.
# 15413 | 900 words | 9 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2003 in Literature (English) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Women Studies (General)


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"For many people, dying is the most frightening thing that they can imagine. This is true even for many people who are deeply religious and who believe that they will find beyond this life another and better one, which is something of a puzzle, because eternal joy and salvation should be recompense of a very high order for leaving behind the toils of the world along with its familiar pleasures

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"For many people, dying is the most frightening thing that they can imagine. This is true even for many people who are deeply religious and who believe that they will find beyond this life another and better one, which is something of a puzzle, because eternal joy and salvation should be recompense of a very high order for leaving behind the toils of the world along with its familiar pleasuresHer feminism derived from her perception of the very real discrimination experienced by women throughout Victorian society, and the woman as artist also had to overcome a degree of prejudice against she and her work. At the same time, it is evident that women in the arts did achieve a certain freedom from the structures of society that other women could not, and Woolf herself is a clear example of this. Her personal life shows considerable divergence from the mores of her time, yet her writings also show that she was fully aware of the social..."

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