Zac Granger11/28/2018Women’s LiteratureProfessor FanelliGeorge EliotIn the writing world, readers have seen great writers from many different people. Women and men both have created some of the best pieces of work that the literature world has ever seen. Writing as a woman has not always been as easy as it is in the modern-day writing world. Many women have changed their names to write as men, and many women have not been able tofully write to their potential because of the way women were looked at in the 1800s and even the early 1900s. Many women such as George Eliot formerly known as Mary Ann, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, Sylvia Plath, as well as many others changed the writing world for all female writers that would follow them. George Eliot is one of, if not the only female writer to ever critique other female writers. Because of this she was able to help women produce better writings, and learn from the mistakes in their writing. Although many other women helped, George Eliot shaped the female writing world for the better, and the women then there after saw the benefits from her hard work. George Eliot was born in rural Warwickshire, in November of 1819. Living with her mother and father she left school at a young age to help her father’s household. Thereafter her mother died her and her father moved to Coventry where they lived until his death in 1849. She then settled in London, England for her adult life. “In 1850, Eliot began contributing to the 'Westminster Review', a leading journal for philosophical radicals, and later became its editor.