Analysis Of Virginia Woolf Professions For Women

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Writer, Virginia Woolf, in her speech, “Professions for women,” discusses the controversial topic of women in jobs, and argues that women are taken for granted in the workplace. She explains her job as a writer, leading her audience to believe it was an easy profession to acquire. Woolfe then turns around and lists difficulties she had when she first started out. She speaks with a condescending, stuck up tone at the beginning of the speech, but later transitions into a vulnerable tone, to allow the reader to relate and feel what she was feeling during her struggles. She also uses figurative language, imagery, and syntax strategies to help deliver her argument. Woolf begins her her speech by telling her audience that she was invited to be …show more content…
She suggest her problems began when she started writing, and the The Angel wanted to keep her in the lines of society. She analyzes and describes The Angel in great detail through personification, and imagery. Woolf implies that The Angel came across as “immensely charming,” and pure. But, she wanted to keep her writing in a box. Which consisted of “sympathetic,” “pure,” tender, and flattering pieces. These strategies help the audience relate to Woolfe and see where she was coming from. Woolfe was able to kill The Angel, to which she believed the Angel would have killed her, if she didn't do so. She also believed that every woman writer was “bound to this experience at the time,” which was to break out of their own, and societies shell, to free themselves, and be able to write as they wished. Continuing her speech Woolf addresses her career after The Angel, and how she was able to be herself, as a woman and a writer. During these sections Woofe used many strategies that allowed the reader understand the struggles she had with The Angel, because of how deceiving it was. Woolf also made herself vulnerable, and exposed her faults to the audience, creating a relationship between them, that wasn't there before, and closing the gap between

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