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Religion and Paganism in America in the Play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
Facing Cold Hard Reality of Things Religion is ubiquitous, but the paganistic views America takes of it is not the panacea they need in order to recover from their post-WWII slump. In his play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Albee states that it is paganism itself that is causing America’s delusion, and declares that the...
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The Fundamental Flaws in Familial Relations in American Society in Edward Albee's Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf, an Article by Yakup Yasar
Yakup Yasar’s “Edward Albee’s Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” claims that Albee uses his play to highlight the fundamental flaws in American society and, more specifically, in its familial relations.. Despite wins in both World Wars, America is just as negatively affected as those who lost, floundering and losing itself i...
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Gender Inequality and the Situation of Women in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own
A Looking Glass for Women For a long time, women have always been in an unfortunate
circumstance of being disadvantaged. In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
explores the history of women, specifically in the literary tradition, in
which they are deprived of the basic necessities required to write fiction.
Along wit...
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The Moth as a Symbol of Life in The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf and The Moth and the Star by James Thurber
Our existence is an intricate battle in discovering what the concept of life means to us individually.  We come across the idea of life in people, plants, and animals.  In Virginia Woolf's nonfiction essay The Death of the Moth and James Thurber's fiction essay The Moth and the Star, the authors analyze the behavior of moth...
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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Clarice Lispector's The Hour of the Star: Summary and Analysis
Mrs. Dalloway and The Hour of the Star: Summary and Analysis Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway, written in 1925, is set in 1920’s London, England, just after the First World War,. This novel depicts a day in the life of high-class socialite Clarissa Dalloway, who is planning to have a party, and ends with the giving...
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The Obsession of Marriage in To the Lighthouse, a Novel by Virginia Woolf
We also see much more of the Ramsay’s marriage here. Sometimes they seem very close, as if they understand each other perfectly and suit each other to a T; sometimes they seem as if they are living on different planets and have nothing at all in common. What is Woolf’s purpose in painting such a contradictory portrait here?...
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The Importance of Relationship Between the Genders in To the Lighthouse, a Novel by Virginia Woolf
The relationship between the genders is a major focal point in this first chunk of the book, beginning with Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay’s very different ways of engaging with James about the trip to the lighthouse and concluding with the very odd description of their “encounter” on pages 37-40. What is Woolf trying to say about wha...
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The Internal Obstacles of the Female Writers in Chapter 3 of A Room of One's Own, a Book by Virginia Woolf
In Chapter 3, Woolf takes up the question of why have there not been many great female writers, starting with the Elizabethan age. What are the external obstacles that stand in the way of a woman who might want to write? What are the internal obstacles? How are these two sets of obstacles related? In the previous chapter...
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The Mistreatment of Women in College Because of Gender in A Room of One's Own, a Book by Virginia Woolf
Most of these two chapters is about the many ways in which women are kept out (of power, of education, of the British Museum, etc…), but there is also a subtle argument being made about whether or not women should really want to get in. Is Woolf arguing that women should be able to to all the things that men can do? Or is...
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The Experiences of Women Trying to Be Successful in the World in A Room of One's Own and To the Lighthouse, Two Books by Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf’s books are great examples of showing what women go through when trying to be successful in the world, especially aspiring female role models. In A Room of One’s Own she discusses a typical Victorian woman’s relationship with the men around her and how she is so often interrupted, leaving her unable to think...
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