DQ 1 - speak of the emotion of anger-both hers and...

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COLT 374gm Discussion Questions 1-17-11 1. Interruption In chapter 1 and 2, the idea of “interruption” runs through the narrator’s description of various scenes. According to Woolf, what does “interruption” have to do with her topic “women and fiction?” In other words, in what ways are the women discussed by the narrator interrupted? And what are they interrupted from? Give specific examples of how, at different levels or in different situations, women are “interrupted” in the two chapters. 2. Anger In chapter 2, the narrator goes to the library of the British Museum to find out about the “truth” about women.” 1) What is her conclusion after looking through all the book titles and authors who wrote those books? 2) Starting from the 6 th paragraph of chapter 2 in particular, the narrator begins to
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Unformatted text preview: speak of the emotion of anger--both hers and Professor von X’s. Who is Professor von X? What does he represent? 3) What is the narrator angry about? And how is her anger different from Professor von X’s? 4) In the very long paragraph 7, the narrator says, “Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” What does this mean? What does this idea have to do with “women and fiction?” 5) What is the “black snake that had been lurking among them” and what does it represent? Why is anger that “goes underground” more dangerous than anger openly and directly expressed?...
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