A Room Of One 's Own And The Metamorphosis Essay

774 Words Oct 7th, 2015 4 Pages
The literature borders of standard plots, narrative techniques, and the boundary of genres was broken through by modernist writers. Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” and Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” challenged the view of human reasoning for understanding the world with the use of modernism in literature. The texts by Woolf and Kafka are examples of the information about modernism by Fernald and Bru. Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” and Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” held the characteristics of modernism by manipulating the past for a belief, challenged conventions and customs as lived experiences, and questioning conventions and customs of a society.
Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” is a story that manipulated the past for a new outlook on a belief. Fernald says modernist used the “consciousness of the past as a commodity that they could manipulate”(Fernald), which Woolf accomplishes in her text. Woolf explains the differences between men and women with a look in the past of Shakespeare and his siblings. The differences of Shakespeare and his fake sister Judith with the choices each had in life. The choice of going, learning different languages and of being a playwright where choices Shakespeare had since he was a man, but his sister Judith did not have similar chances because of her gender. Judith tries to read a book by her brother, but her parents immediately discourage her because: “She had no chance of learning grammar and logic, let alone of reading”(Wolf 365), Judith…

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