Woolf begins this hypothetical story but telling the story of William Shakespeare himself. A good way to disprove the probability is to take William’s story and substituting Judith in the same position and see if she would have been able to make the same climb to success that William did. The beginning explains how William went to grammar school “Shakespeare himself went, very probably,--his mother was an heiress--to the grammar school, where he may have learnt Latin--Ovid, Virgil and Horace--and the elements of grammar and logic” we assume that this is where Shakespeare gained his prowess an amazing writer (Woolf 3,8). Now if we replace William with Judith, completely unlikely for a girl in this period to get schooling of this type. “Female literacy in England increased from a mere one percent in 1500 to twenty-five percent in 1714,” William Shakespeare lived in the late 1500’s so women literacy had probably raised slightly rose from the one percent in 1500 but was most likely still in the si...
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... support her view because it seems like she is more open minded and willing to understand that not all men are the same and there are exception that want equality for woman as much as they do.
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