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In the novel A Room Of Ones Own by Virginia Woolf it seems implausible that one could miss the theme behind her writing Even just by reading the title it is self- explanatory In order for a woman to write fiction she must have money and a room of ones own Woolf stresses this throughout the novel She directly says Intellectual freedom depends upon material things Poetry depends upon intellectual freedom And women have always been poor not for two hundred years merely but from the beginning of time Women then have not had a dogs chance of writing poetry That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of ones own As you proceed through the novel Woolf goes through the work of many poetswriters past Some including Mary Carmichael Jane Austen George Eliot and Emily Bronte Woolfs novel expresses her feelings on the suppression of women especially those with the genius for writing be it in verse or novel Woolf starts her novel by presenting the dilemma she is in however the narrator remains mysterious call me Mary Beton Mary Seton Mary Carmichael or by any name you please--it is not a matter of any importance Nevertheless the argument is presented women and fiction So the narrator begins her long and tedious thought process She starts with a short story to exemplify how women with great talent would be pushed aside merely on the basis of their gender The character she produces is Judith Shakespeare Williams sister a woman with the genius of Shakespeare but lacking the recognition This woman knowing her talents were going unnoticed turned to a life less desirable and eventually instead of wasting her life committed suicide Woolf does this to show the tragic fate women would face trying to
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