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Pomi 1 Marc Pomi Rachel Walsh WRT 102 2/14/07 Hidden “Even in the nineteenth century a woman was not encouraged to be an artist. On the contrary, she was snubbed, slapped, lectured, and exhorted.” Women were an inferior species at one point in history even though they may have had the intellect of a far superior man or even greater. In Virginia Woolfs “A Room of One’s Own,” and Adrienne Rich’s “Diving into the Wreck” and “Power,” reveals the facts of a past for woman they had to surmount. Women were never inferior to man, they were equal, yet they never had a chance to bloom as a flower should; the past has turned but yet it questions the hidden possibilities of itself. The past has degraded woman and kept them on the shelf not allowing them to have any influence on literature. Rich discusses this in “Diving into the Wreck.” “I came to explore the wreck. The words are purposes. The words are maps. I came to see the damage that was done and the treasure that prevail.” Rich is exploring the past through the wreck to see that through the damage if she can still find the treasure of
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