Inequality In Virginia Woolf

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We are all created equal, but we are not treated as equals. We like to believe that everyone is equal, but society doesn’t treat everyone as what they were when created, equal. Virginia Woolf writes of society’s inequality through describing two meals from two different colleges. What mattered was neither where the college was nor the name of it, but what mattered was that one was for men and the other for women. Woolf was was served one meal from the colleges and there were some striking differences. Through her writing, Woolf’s use of vocabulary, tone, and emotional appeal help support her attitude that women aren’t treated equal compared to men. In reading both passages, there is a clear difference in her vocabulary for describing the meals. “Here, however, I shall take the liberty to defy that convention and to tell you that the lunch on this occasion began with soles, sunk in deep dish, over which the college cook had spread a counterpane of the whitest cream, save that it was branded here and there with brown spots like the spots on the flanks of a doe” (Woolf, Passage 1, Sentence 4). “Here was the soup. It was a plain gravy soup. There was nothing to stir the fancy in that” (Woolf, Passage 2, Sentence 6-8). Not only was there a change in vocabulary, but there was also a change in the length of her sentences. Woolf’s experience in the men’s college was given a lot of detail compared to her experience in the women’s college. We can infer, from her vocabulary, that the
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