Unformatted text preview: of One’s Own” brings up the female inferiority both in writing and in everyday life. “A Room of One’s Own” follows a woman, with an unknown name, while she explores a college campus. Because she is a woman she is refused entry into the library and into the church. Unlike in “Infection in the Sentence,” Woolf has this woman decide that she will no longer take this inferior position to men. The woman “burst out in scorn at the reprehensible poverty of [her] sex.” By the end of the story, our protagonist decides it is time to “roll up the crumpled skin of the day, with its arguments and its impressions and its anger and its laughter, and cast it into the hedge.” While both essays mention women’s inferior position, it is Woolf who decides that this position is wrong and it is time to break out of it and cast off the position of inferiority....
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- Fall '09
- Writer, Sandra M. Gilbert, The Madwoman in the Attic