Virginia Woolf's Different Perspectives

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The most striking thing about this well-known passage is how single minded Woolf is when it comes to different perspectives. Throughout the novel Woolf describes how women have been suppressed by men in their lives, in politics, and in society. Yet, the only avenue she discusses this through is literature. I understand that is her format, but she seems so condescending towards those who are barred from education. She claims that genius never touches the poor, or does in only rare occasions. That phrase lead me to believe that she thinks these people do not need to be provided education because of their class status. Woolf discusses “different perspectives”, but she is talking strictly about the different perspectives of white, upper-middle
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