A Room Of One 's Own By Virginia Woolf

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Woolf, V. (1929). A room of one 's own. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co ‘A Room of One’s Own’ by Virginia Woolf, is a feminist text. It is an extended essay, written in a fictional form, however although this book is narrated by a fictional character and narrative, it highlights and discusses the non-fictional reality of women being subordinate to men. The fictional character “I” narrates the books main topic of women and fiction; "Call me Mary Beton, Mary Seton, Mary Carmichael or by any name you please, it is not a matter of any importance", this indicates the authors desperation of getting the message across as it is of most importance, and the lack of significance of the narrator who does so. Woolf’s books theme discusses the …show more content…

The structure of Woolf’s book, is a fictional form, the idea that she writes in a way which keeps reminding one that the narrator is a fictitious character, and the story too is fiction (although based on reality), she reinforces her message that just how a ‘room of one’s own’ is the very necessity women desire and deserve, so too she writes it in a fictional way, perhaps to suggest that this dream of the privileges men have to be given to women may very well be an illusion, and stay fiction. ‘A Room of One’s Own’ is relevant to our political studies currently, as its main theme is on the topic of feminism, highlighting the subordination of women by men and demonstrating how women have no place in the work industry as men do. In the article, “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?”, the issue of inequality between men and women and the subordination of women by men is raised. Supporting the message of Woolf’s writings, this article highlights the discrepancies between the sexes: “Women are human beings, too… They are the moral equals of men, owed equal respect and

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