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How is a feminist view applied in A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf?

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In A Room of One's Own, Woolf argues against an idea still prevalent in the late 1920s that women had not produced as much "great" literature as men because they were intellectually inferior. She makes a compelling materialist argument that women's lack of achievement in the arts is due to economic circumstances rather than innate lack of ability. As the title indicates, she develops the theme that it has been the lack of private space—the lack of "a room of one's own"—that has hampered women's achievement.

Woolf shows that the devil is in the details. She begins by contrasting the wealth and ease of a men's college, where the food is good and the wine flows freely, to the poverty of a woman's college, where the diet is mutton and water, and the effect that has on a woman's ability to write. She outlines the way daughters have...

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