Virginia Woolf

Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons Virginia Woolf was a professional writer who made many important contributions to the progress of women and women’s rights. She was born in 1882 during a time -- the middle of the Victorian era -- in which the feminine ideal that she struggled against so much was very prevalent; the ideal women was thought to be passive, pretty, and proper. “The Angel in the House” was Woolf’s term for the internalized ideal against which she strove to overcome. Her father was a writer too; he wa
Edward Albees play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a drama exploring
Edward Albees play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a drama exploring
Edward Albee¹s play ³Who¹s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?² is a drama exploring the anxieties of modern life. By personalizing aspects of the epic Albee has inverted many of its features to create satire. This internalization pits individuals against each other and themselves. M. H. Abrams¹s definition of epic, in his book ³A Glossary of Literary Terms,² is used comparatively to demonstrate how Albee achieves satire. Abrams¹s first definition of epic is the closest to which ³Who¹s Afraid of Virginia
Comparison to Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus warren smith
Comparison to Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus warren smith
comparison to Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus warren smith. These citizens grow up under the same social institutions and although classes are drawn up on wealth; it can be conceived that two people may have very similar opinions of the society that created them. The English society which Virginia Woolf presents individuals that are uncannily similar. These two individuals carry the names of Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith. Clarissa and Septimus, share the quality of communicating thr
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning by portraying
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning by portraying
The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life. When two ghosts are searching through their old house, looking for their Treasure, the treasure or meaning is revealed to us. The joy and love shared between two people is the treasure, the treasure of life. By using irony and stream of consciousness Virginia Woolf is able to reveal the meaning of the story. Virginia Woolf uses a style called the Stream of Consciousness, revealing the lives of
Higher Education
Higher Education
Higher Education What is higher education? Higher education is the center and key element of all civilization advancements. That is one of the primary definitions that comes to mind when asked about higher education at a university. Another definition about higher learning at a university is for oneself to learn who he or she really is in life. That person is also responsible for forming some kind of lifestyle according to what he or she has grasped onto from the university way of living. Man
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest
The masculine dismissal of a women's quest A quest is a tale that celebrates how one can cleverly and resolutely rise superior to all opposition. Yet as fresh prospectives on history now suggest, in this search for freedom and order, the masculine craving for adventure, demanded restrictions upon women, forcing her into deeper confinement, even within her limited province. Thus the rights of a man are separated by the expectancies of a woman. Each subsequent story deals with a search for truth
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Inside Virginia Woolf
Inside Virginia Woolf
Inside Virginia Woolf Literature 11/18/2003 Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of her time. In Mrs. Dalloway, the character of Septimus W. Smith seems to be one of the key element’s who mirrors most of Virginia Woolf’s views. In her style of writing she introduces the thoughts , feelings , and past memories that go through the minds of her characters. The way in which she writes, lets us know the way the characters think not just the way they act. Her writing in Mrs. Dalloway
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
“The Yellow Wallpaper”: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Jane’s role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchell’s rest cure was commonly applied in the
The Hours
The Hours
The Hours “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham tells the story of a day in the life of three different women, each living in a different decade. Through these women, characters they encounter in their everyday lives, plot, symbolism and other methods, he explores the main theme of death, focussing especially on euthanasia and suicide. The Hours is set in three different decades and on both sides of the Atlantic. It revolves around the lives of three different women: Virginia Woolf, Laura Brown and
Mrs Ramsay Larger Than Life
Mrs Ramsay Larger Than Life
Mrs. Ramsay, Larger Than Life 9/28/98 College 10 Mrs. Ramsay is a mother in every fiber of her being. Motherhood is her occupation, her personal life, her hobby and her passion. And in motherhood, Mrs. Ramsay is an expert. And although motherhood is not frequently valued as a prestigious, viable career choice, people who knew Mrs. Ramsay recognized her uncanny talent for it, even to go as far as to say that she made it into an art form. In fact, almost everyone who knew Mrs. Ramsay absolutely ad
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Introduction Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811 whereas Emma came into book form five years later, in 1816. Austen described Emma a person “no one but myself will much like” a prediction which I consider to be false. From what I’ve gathered by reading these two books is that although her male characters (especially the eligible, dashing suitors whom her heroines, in these two books at least, never marry) may be more
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life Eng 362 February 27, 2003 In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s 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
A Childish Father
A Childish Father
A Childish Father In Virginia Woolf's My Father: Leslie Stephen she delineates a description of her father. Her use of subtle detail and diction allows the reader to discover allusions about her father's childish personality. Leslie Stephen's clever imagination, neglect of conventional values, and love of communicating ideas on paper, all aid in setting up his fairy tale adult life. It is clear from the start that Virginia Woolf wanted to stress her father's love of writing. Within less tha
EDWARD ALBEE
EDWARD ALBEE
EDWARD ALBEE “The best American playwright since Arthur Miller. A master of ‘depraved obscenity.’ An unflinching dissector of dysfunction. A willfully abstract audience-basher.” For about four decades, critics and theater-watchers have been calling Edward Albee names. His harsh wit and language and amazing endings have won him three Pulitzer Prizes and cost him a fourth. Once off-Broadway’s leading light, Albee lasted for a close to 20-year drought before capturing his most recent Pulitzer, in
What ultimately lasts in writing is anything with aesthetics TS Eliot
What ultimately lasts in writing is anything with aesthetics TS Eliot
What ultimately lasts in writing is anything with aesthetics. T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf agree that there are aesthetic values in writings. They have similar backgrounds regarding knowledge in English literary tradition that they are able to draw from, but their definitions of aesthetics seem to collide head on which creates the problem among these two writers. T.S Eliot has a firm view on aesthetic values. He relies heavily on the father tongues of Greek and Latin that was known by those wh
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, “Woolf’s group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several
Women in Literature
Women in Literature
Women in Literature It is a man's world. It is man who battles in wars and who lead nations. It is man who first ventured into the seas and into space. And it is man who write of these adventures, real and fabled. The master writers of the past comprise a dominantly male club. Homer, Chaucer, Shakespear, and Dante are members of this exclusive club. But, as Virginia Woolf points out, it was woman who [imaginatively]...is of the highest importance; practically she is completely insignificant. Sh
Feminism
Feminism
Feminism Both Virginia Woolf, in a speech addressing a graduating all women class, and Naomi Wolf, in her text The Beauty Myth, contemplate feminism from an economic viewpoint. While Woolf believes women need money and a room of their own to have economic independence, Wolf gives credence to the fact that the beauty industry is hindering the independence of women. Through male pomposity, the conventional lives of women, obsession with physical appearance, and the reality that beauty is diverse,
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed The most successful or famous artists are not always as happy as successful people are portrayed- living a life of fame, fortune, and glamour. The following examples will show some of the problems that four different artists have suffered in the past century. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived from March 30, 1853 to July 29, 1890. He is now one of the most famous painters in modern art (World Book 306). He only sold one paint
The Contrast of Virginia Woolf and Alice Walker
The Contrast of Virginia Woolf and Alice Walker
The Contrast of Virginia Woolf and Alice Walker After reading the four essays assigned to this sequence, it becomes interesting to contrast two author's points of view on the same subject. Reading one professional writer's rewriting of a portion of another professional writer's essay brings out many of each of their characteristics and views. Also, the difference in writing styles could be drastic, or slight. Nevertheless, the writers display how versatile the English language can be. Alice Walk
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide The natural end of every human life is death. Some people, for reasons that have never been fully understood, choose to end their own lives. This is called suicide, which means literally self-killing. For all the uncertainty that has surrounded the phenomenon of suicide, his assessment of the problem is probably as accurate as any. The individual, in seemingly hopeless conflict with the world, decides to end his or her existence in what amounts to a final assault against a society that
A Haunted House Treasures of Life
A Haunted House Treasures of Life
A Haunted House: Treasures of Life The short story A Haunted House is story with meaning, by portraying to us the treasure of life. When two ghosts are searching through their old house, looking for their Treasure, the treasure or meaning is revealed to us. The joy and love shared between two people is the treasure, the treasure of life. By using irony and stream of consciousness Virginia Woolf is able to reveal the meaning of the story. Virginia Woolf uses a style called the Stream of Cons
Art
Art
Art I. Reading Clive Bell Sometimes I wonder about Clive Bell. After all, the man was obviously no fool. On the contrary-his every credential, every little detail of his career tells us otherwise: his life as the brilliant young student educated at Trinity College, hob-nobbing with other future intellectual heavyweights such as Lytton Strachey, Sydney-Turner, Leonard Woolf; the young scholar (described by friends as being „a sort of mixture between Shelley and a sporting country squire) who, alo
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & The Woman Question
Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & The Woman Question
Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The Woman Question: It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature Sources: The River Ophelia - Justine Ettler Marilyn's Almost Terminal New York Adventure - Justine Ettler Less Than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis What quality in a novel is it which prompts it to be labelled as grunge literature? And why do so many authors of books which fall into this genre object so strenuously to the label? Grunge is the literature and fiction of young people living in inner cities around the world, it is not a new genre a
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the mot