Virginia Woolf Research Paper

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Virginia Woolf was an English writer in the twentieth century. During this time, society revolved around sex. According to Sigmund Freud, the emotions that were aroused in a young child (typically around the age of four) resulted in an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex. This is referred as the Oedipus complex. Virginia Woolf, would take these new psychoanalysis studies and apply them to the female gender. She would try and negate many of the concepts that society determined to be applicable to the female sex. Feminist writer, Virginia Woolf, used her life experiences and writing to illustrate the plight of women searching for personal unresolved issues, equal sexual rights, and a mental illness.
Virginia Woolf was born in Kensington, Middlesex, England. Woolf’s mother, Julia Prinsep Stephen, was born in India then later served as a model for several Pre-Raphaelite painters. Her mother was also a nurse and had written a book about the profession. From the time she was born to 1895, Virginia spent her summers at the Stephen’s Talland House
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She fought for equal opportunities for education for women. At the time, she lived in a man’s world. Women had to fight for everything they got. She was an important role as an English writer in the twentieth century. For instance, she stood up and fought for what she believed in because it would be easier for women in the future to do the same. She faced life the same way she faced death. She fought hard until the end and embraced death walked right into the river. She once stated that she her death was one thing “one the experience I shall never describe.” She stated in her suicide letter that: “Against you I fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death! The waves broke on the shore”

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