Analysis Of Professions For Women By Virginia Woolf

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Susan B. Anthony, a 19th and early 20th century leader of of the women’s rights movement (1848-1920) declared, “We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all civil and political rights that belong to the citizens of the United States be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” During the early twentieth century there were factions pursuing to change the male face of the workplace and misogynistic ideals. Skilled pioneering women spread their thoughts like wildfire through literature and drama mediums. For example, in Professions for Women, Virginia Woolf uses characterization of the first-person narrator to illuminate the theme of women pushing social boundaries to achieve freedom, through the expert use of structure and style.
Woolf intentionally alluded to the characterization of the narrator by the structure of the essay. The narrator begins by asserting her case as an unmitigated fact, even though it is an opinion. Woolf demonstrates this in, “The obstacles against [women writers] are still immensely powerful---and yet they are very difficult to define.” She tries to appeal to logos by beginning the essay detached from the reader to seem more factual. The narrator follows this introduction with, “And indeed, if I have laid stress upon these
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In Professions for Women, Virginia Woolf issues a clarion call through the characterization of the first person narrator by the theme of women fiercely challenging presumed roles and opportunities. Let us light a candle for Woolf and other pioneering women, who fought for women’s rights and gender equality in the workplace and . Without their advocacy that women cannot be restrained and confined, the fire people feel to tear down traditional gender roles would be greatly diminished. Let us follow their commendable example, never give up when there are roadblocks in our way and never let the light within us die

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