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A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
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Themes Male vs. Female Authorship Interior vs. Exterior Established vs. New
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Gender issues in ‘Room’ Says woman in 16th Century could not “consume all impediments and become incandescent” or lose all desire to protest, to preach, to proclaim an enquiry in their writing… need “room of one’s own” Re-imagines English history Shakespeare has equally gifted sister who ends up committing suicide; women cooked and “mended stockings” but were not formally educated; “Judith” Shakespeare, as a woman, had no way to express her “genius”
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Authorship “… when a subject is highly controversial… one cannot hope to tell the truth…” “… call me Mary Beton, Mary Seton, Mary Carmichael…” Creates experimental work by using “stream of consciousness” Narrator is frequently interrupted; thoughts cannot flow freely if distracted
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Exterior vs. Interior Woolf’s allows reader into her mind to
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course E 34445 taught by Professor Christian during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.

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