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Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date A Battle Far From Being Settled Over the Equality of Women Over the past decades, the debate about feminism in the present generation has dominated among many scholars. Despite the fact that women and men are being given almost equal opportunities in modern society, there are still more feminism issues that are yet to be addressed. Virginia Woolf during her career, as one of the most gifted modernist writers, wrote A Room of One’s Own in 1929 where she depicted what life would be like with a fictitious gifted sister of the great William Shakespeare. Woolf depicted Judith Shakespeare in her novel as a woman who was struggling during the era of the Renaissance because of the little power that women possessed during the specified time period. In today’s society, I want to discuss how much power have or see just how equal in power have women when compared to men. For centuries women have suffered the discrimination of not having the same opportunities as men, will choose for them, and not having the same rights. Woolf fought with her novels in order to let the people know that women were not being seen equal to men. Throughout all the years of fighting with all types of movements and laws established throughout the world, so the question we ask ourselves is are women on the same level of equality as to men when it comes to power and rights. Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own is greatly characterized by the twentieth- century ideology of feminism. In her writing, Woolf explores the role of women in literature through provocative research of all that it takes for the writing of literature (Woolf, et al. 75). Most critical conditions necessary for literature writing includes leisure, privacy, and financial
Surname 2 freedom. These conditions describe the nature of a woman in the literary tradition since women are ever in need of this important prerequisite. Woolf develops several challenging sociological and aesthetic critiques as she explored the idea of feminism. The essay, A Room of One’s Own, Woolf assesses the situation of the women own literature and their state of scholarship in history. The essay elaborates and strongly opposes the traditional hierarchies. Woolf utilizes the fictional materials to fill the gap in factual records regarding women and as well fight the traditional thinking of a woman. Just like Woolf wanted society to see how minimal power women had, during the time period of the Renaissance, in her novel . Women had little say in what they desired to do with their life. They were not allowed to attend schools to improve their grammar skills, were expected to marry as soon as possible, could not choose their own spouse, parents assigned their spouses before they even reached adolescences. In addition, wives were considered as a property to the husband. According to the English law, only the man was allowed to talk on the behalf of the family and women had no say at all (Amtower and Kehler 45). Notably, women of those

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