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In her writings Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life as one would live it In turn Woolfs shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse as a relative self-portrayal In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it performing this task in three different layers of depth For a general sense by allowing the characters to live in a similar society as her own Woolf depicted her society in her writing In a deeper sense many of Woolfs family members relationships and characteristics were symbolically illustrated through the minor literary characters on a more personal level Moreover Woolf displayed her views beliefs and personal events through the conscience of the main characters Commonly people believe that Woolf had an ideal family Born into an aristocratic family her father Sir Leslie Stephen was an eminent editor journalist and a biographer her husband Leonard Woolf also was an aristocrat writer who had a membership in an intellectual circle Bloomsbury Group along with Virginia Woolf Similarly Woolf planned both Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse to be the stories of two aristocratic families Virginia Woolf lived from the late Victorian Era until the beginning of King George VIs reign through both the climax of Britains prosperity and political supremacy and the decline of such political power which was due to the First World War Yet in these transitions of Britains political status new ideologies such as feminism were developing From the late Victorian Era to the end of First World War marked a period in which the people attempted to accomplish the new beliefs and ideologies usually resulting in effective movements Most of these ideas were an antithesis of prewar traditions that were led by Modernist the questioners of tradition in literary movements Feminism was one of the popular new ideologies which generally began through writers artists and women of
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