Women In A Room Of One's Own By Virginia Woolf

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Women had not been given the opportunity to express what they were thinking nor the time to learn because their roles in society were to cook, clean, and take care of the children. Virginia Woolf makes an interesting statement in “A Rooms of One 's Own” which is, “Women must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Women were not important to society because of gender inequality and as a result, women were silenced. The “room” in a literal perspective means that women should have a space of her own understand and to explore their interest through knowledge. The “room” in a figurative sense, signifies the opportunity for women to be able to publish and express themselves to the public.
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For instance, “Wash the clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap: wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry” (Kincaid,1339). The text allows us to see the adult figure teaching the little girl how to become a woman. “This is how you set a table for tea, this is how you set a table for dinner; this is how you set the table for dinner with an important guest; this is how you set a table for breakfast” (Kincaid,1340). This girl, on and on, is being taught “how to set up a table” for different occasions and not once she is given the time to have a space to think or even explore her curiosity because she was being taught how to become a “housekeeper”. In the text “A Room of One 's Own” by Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare is seen to have a sister, now she does not actually exist but her name is Judith and she has been given personality in the text. Judith character allows one to see how in fact women were treated, “She was an adventurous as imaginative, as agog to see the world as he was. But she was not sent to school. She had no chance of learning grammar and logic, let alone of reading Horace and Virgil. She picked up a book and now and then one of their brothers perhaps, and read …show more content…
For instance, Woolf further writes in the text “A Room of One 's Own” that, “To have lived a free life in London in the sixteenth century would have meant for a woman who was a poet and a playwright a nervous stress and dilemma which might well have killed her. Had she survived, whatever she had written would have been twisted and deformed”(Woolf, 243). If women were to write or wanted to publish their work they couldn’t because of her gender and if she did, they would have been killed, or their writing would have been manipulated and altered, or even rejected. Women had no chance of publishing their work which is shown in the text “Profession for Women” by Virginia Woolf ,“Her imagination could work no longer. This I believe to be very common experience with women writers they are impeded by the extreme conventionality of the other sex”(Woolf, 247). Virginia Woolf in her speech to women mentions that women’s imagination is cut short due to the pressure to follow of what men see, is right and wrong in society. This really does not allow a woman to think for herself because of the patriarchy in society. Virginia Woolf makes it very clear in the text “A Rooms of One 's Own”, that women need the opportunity to write, “each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we

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