WarWithin - ENGL250:0101/WMST225:0101 Kirch Casey Gresh 10...

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ENGL250:0101/WMST225:0101 – Kirch Casey Gresh 10 February 2009 Paper #1 Virginia Woolf’s War Within The War Within: a Portrait of Virginia Woolf is a documentary portraying the disorderly and intense existence of one of the most significant writers of modern literature. It exhibits much of her work, in the form of essays, letters, journals, and novels narrated through her own words. The film describes her childhood, her journeys to her family’s summerhouse and back to London, her hardships due to her father’s behavior after her mother’s death, and her joining of the Bloomsbury Group. It was recorded in and illustrates regions where Woolf dwelled and where she received inspiration for her work such as Bloomsbury. Perhaps she not so much received her inspiration in Bloomsbury as much as she was freer in that region because a husband or father did not limit her. It is through this film that we are able to describe Woolf’s internal conflict as a “war within” herself. By thinking about Virginia Woolf’s existence
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