Virginia Woolf 's A Room Of One 's Own Essay

1691 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own is a classic lecture observed by many scholars and students around the world. The story begins with her thinking of topics relating to women in fiction for her presentation at Cambridge, England. She was speaking at Newnham and Girton College, two women’s colleges, in 1928 (Woolf 3). While thinking of subjects, Woolf came to accept two needs that women did not have; therefore, stopped them from writing excellent literature. Woolf says that every writer need money and a room of one’s own in order to write. While Woolf’s points are valid, there is more than simply money and space that are needed. The point that Woolf didn’t explicitly list is that women were treated differently in their social spheres due to education, men’s ego, tradition, and truth. Education never played a large part in the lives of women during Virginia Woolf’s life or beforehand. This was due to society looking at the women as nursemaids rather than working people. The logic behind society was that somebody needed to stay home to watch over the household, and men were always at work making money. Therefore, it makes sense that women would stay at home. Women couldn’t work because they were not given the education to do so. Formal education is not always required in order for someone to perform well in a workplace, but it does help. In the second chapter of A Room of One’s Own, Woolf mentions that she had been writing alongside a college student who appeared to be…

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