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Compare And Contrast Virginia Woolf Two Meals

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A woman’s role in history was to cook, clean and raise children. What was to happen when women took a more prominent role in society, or when she wanted to go to college? Would they be treated as equals or have a lesser value? Virginia Woolf writes about her two meals at two different universities, one being a men’s university and the other a women’s university. Her writing includes what one meal had and the other lacked. Both her meals at these universities would prove her point that a woman was treated with lesser value than that of a man. Woolf describes her first meal as a meal fit for the gods. She uses a plethora of transition words to convey that the meal was not just thrown on the table, but rather the meal was served with a

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how virginia woolf writes about her two meals at two different universities, one being a men’s university and the other lacked.
  • Analyzes how woolf describes her first meal as a meal fit for the gods. she uses transition words to convey that the meal was not just thrown on the table, but served with special elegance.
  • Analyzes how woolf's passages have a distinct tone for each of the meals. the first meal was served with "retinues" of food, which was not common for men.
  • Analyzes how virginia woolf writes about unequal treatment of men to women throughout the two passages, but does not once complain about this inequality. she is a simple woman who is pleased to have what she does and doesn't take anything for granted.
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