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Virginia Woolf Excerpt

analytical Essay
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Virginia Woolf's excerpt from her essay 'A room of One's Own' narrates her criticisms about the temperament of the society of her time towards women and the journey of arriving to such conclusions. An integral portion of the said excerpt focuses on the analogy of the capturing a thought being similar to the process of catching a fish in a river. The narrator achieves this by incorporating the use of literary devices such as imagery. Other literary devices such as pathos are well weaved into the crux of the main idea of the given excerpt.

The narrator's critiquing against the prejudices practiced upon women is the basis for this excerpt and essay being a feminist text. The shunning of the narrator from entering the library by the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how virginia woolf's excerpt from her essay 'a room of one’s own' narrates her criticisms about the temperament of the society of her time towards women and the journey of arriving to such conclusions.
  • Analyzes how the narrator's critiquing against the prejudices practiced upon women is the basis for this excerpt and essay being a feminist text.
  • Analyzes how the narrator uses pathos for the majority of the excerpt as it is indeed emotion that yields the most affirmative response.

The use of pathos is very subtle and is not exaggerated to a extent that it may be deemed gibberish. Pathos is commonly used by the narrator after the use of logos as to make the latter more perceptible to the reader. She later identifies herself as a voice for all common women by naming herself different names in an attempt to be more relatable to the woman reader. The use of vivid and enticing imagery is very effective as the imagery used is one of a river, which is generally calm. The narrator thus asks us to ponder over her arguments with a just and calm mind, which however is contradicting her use of pathos as little rationale is used when deciding with an emotional mindset. A literary device not used in the excerpt but one that is in effect in the background is ethos. The excerpt's writer, Virginia Woolf was a prominent figure in the English literary world thus giving credibility to her observation and analysis. Therefore, from the perspective of the reader, it is plausible to question the ethical grounds on which women were denied an education and how many women of a similar calibre to Woolf were robbed of a promising future in

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