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Virginia Woolf in her novels set out to portray the self and the limits associated with it She wanted the reader to understand time and how the characters could be caught within it She felt that time could be transcended even if it was momentarily by one becoming involved with their work art a place or someone else She felt that her works provided a change from the typical egotistical work of males during her time she makes it clear that women do not posses this trait Woolf did not believe that women could influence as men through ego yet she did feel and portray that certain men do hold the characteristics of women such as respect for others and the ability to understand many experiences Virginia Woolf made many of her time realize that traditional literature was no longer good enough and valid She caused many women to become interested in writing and can be seen as greatly influential in literary history Virginia Woolf recognized that in Post-war England old social hierarchies had broken down and that literature must rediscover itself in a new and altogether more fluid world the realist novel must be superseded by one in which objective reality is replaced by the impressions of subjectiv conciousness A new way of writing appeared it was the famous stream of Conciousness It was developed a method in order to get the character through its consciences states the character is understood by the way it moves talks eats looks and everything it does Although the term stream of conciousness is rightly applied to the work of Virginia Woolf it was first borrowed in 1918 from William James to describe the novels of Dorothy Richardson Richardson described her work as an attempt to produce a feminine equivalent of the current masculine realism The method was more and more used in English Fiction in the study A Room of Ones Own 1929 where the
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