Shakespeare's Sister: Character Analysis

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“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian said. Nowadays, gender equality becomes a popular topic; however, the rootstock of inequality between men and women took root since several years ago even in fiction. Shakespeare’s sister, by the name of Judith, is a fictional character that created by Virginia Woolf. Did Shakespeare have a sister? We do not know; however, if she did exist, she would was unnoticed. She definitely existed in fiction that Virginia Woolf describes a story about Shakespeare and what if he had a sister. What kind of life would she have? Would she get high level of education as same as her brother? Would she be a playwright like her brother if they had same talent? Virginia Woolf imagined Judith in “Shakespeare’s Sister” which is a story about how woman are treated and what types of opportunities they have in the …show more content…
Virginia Woolf imagined Judith, unlike her brother who probably went to the grammar school, where he could learn a lot; sought his fortune in London’s theatre; and finally became success, her life was tough. She, a girl who extremely wanted to see the world, and she was as gifted as her brother was, remained at home. She has no chance of getting an education. The only opportunity of learning for her was reading those books her brother left. But, if her parents came in and saw her with those books, they would tell her to do housework instead. Her life was just like the person’s in “ Learning to Read and Write”, Douglass, who was a slave since childhood and desired for education. Although her parents loved her, the beating got from her father because of her revolt for the marriage, finally caused she run away from home. As her brother did, she took the road to

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