The Scope of Woolf's Feminism in 'a Room of Ones Own'

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As we all know that feminism is a part of the larger movement in the contemporary world for women’s equality. The movement grew out of previous centuries of struggle by women to win equal rights, and out of previous writings such as Mary Wollstonecraft’s A vindication of the rights of woman(1792). In the 1920 there was a clear signs of new and different approaches in relation to women writers and literature. One of the most noticeable work is Virginia Woolf’s essays on women authors who suffered from economic and cultural disadvantages in which she termed a ‘patriarchal’ society. Her essay A Room of One’s Own became a classic issue of why there were so few women writers and why it is frequently difficult or impossible for a woman to write. The essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. The central point of A Room of One’s Own is that every woman needs a room of her own—something men are able to enjoy without question. A room of her own would provide a woman with the time and the space to engage in uninterrupted writing time. She uses the room as a symbol for many larger issues, such as privacy, leisure time, and financial independence, each of which is an essential component of the countless inequalities between men and women. Woolf predicts that until these inequalities are rectified, women will remain second-class citizens and their literary achievements will also be branded as such. In A Room of One's Own, a canonical text in feminism, Woolf asserts that intelligent women have been denied the expression of their talents, forced to spend their lives at menial domestic tasks. She used fictional narrators whom she called Mary Beton, Mary Seton, Mary Carmichael and Judith Shakespear as she relate how her thoughts on the lecture mingled with her daily
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