A Room Of One's Own Summary

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“A Room of One’s Own” Analysis The feminist theory stemmed from instances of widespread gender discrimination, perpetrated by the highly patriarchal society of earlier times. Gender activism emerged to battle for the rights of women, who appeared sidelined in holding societal positions and political positions. The positions were predominantly held by men. Women held weaker positions in the society. Even in those weaker positions, their representation was still minimal as compared to the men who held similar positions. As the world awakened to more liberal policies, women were empowered to champion for their rights to be at par with men. This led widespread activism, especially through scholarly work that was aimed at agitating for the rights of women. In ‘A Room of One’s own,’ the author V. Woolf takes on the feminist perspective as she presents a classical situation of what a woman goes through in a patriarchal society. From the onset, the author’s perception of men and women in society is highly skeptical. The male species are portrayed as being highly domineering and self-centered, a character that has been used to describe their roles in society. The men formed the bulk of the intelligentsia class and were given …show more content…
The author’s early childhood is an example of what a woman goes through in society. In a comparison feat, she tackles the capability of women to manage and run institutions, a fact she attributes to the domineering attitude of men. From her standpoint, it is clear that women are particularly not good managers. A comparison between institutions run by men with those run by women clearly brings out this aspect. In women run institutions, the services are crappy and substandard, as compared to the exemplary services in male run institutions. The quality and combination of meals at the respective institutions are used to paint this

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