Ideas for Writing.
Woolf writes a fictional story comparing the life of William Shakespeare to his hypothetical sister Judith Shakespeare in response to Professor Trevelyan. Set in the Shakespearean era she tells the of the journey that led William to become a well respected writer. Woolf the speaks of the journey for Judith, who was a gifted and imaginative yet was deprived of the same education her brother received. In her teens years she was betrothed. Torn in between honoring her father and her passion for writing she runs away to and fulfill her dreams. Since she is a woman she is constantly turned away. Judith then finds herself pregnant by an actor-manager who was there to comfort her. The story concludes with Judith committing suicide due to the fact that she couldn't express herself creatively. Her story supported the fact that the aren't plays, poems, or stories written by women during that era. Using this fictional story Woolf paints a picture of very possible scenarios because of the of the unfortunate circumstances during those times. Trevelyan stated that it would be impossible to right as the same caliber as Shakespeare and she gives this as an example of the reason why. She exemplifies the contrasting journey for men and women. Men had the luxury of being respected and being able to follow ones dreams. Men had the possibility to become great. Women were in a way robbed of those opportunities, and would be considered deranged if she did have exceptional writing skills that she expressed.
September 4, 2013
A Room of One's Own
Pg 28- 29
Woolf interchanged between the emotions of anger then sympathy. She speaks of Mrs. Seton stating that if she and her fore-mothers had just worked and earned money like their male counterparts then the female college could enjoy the same amenities as the males. She seemed to question their time of leisure and disapproves of the lack of effort. Then Woolf...