Trace out the plight of women in the Elizabethan age as portrayed by Virginia Woolf in A Room of One's Own.

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf portrays women in the Elizabethan age as confined to the home and domestic pursuits, deprived of education, having limited travel opportunities, and likely to be sexually harassed.

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In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf uses the hypothetical case of Judith, the imaginary sister of William Shakespeare, to develop her portrayal of women’s situation in England’s Elizabethan age. This era is named for Elizabeth I (born 1533), who was queen of England from 1558 until her death in 1603. According to Woolf, women’s opportunities were highly circumscribed in that period. Women often married young and had...

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