Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Ralph M. Wardle
The thoughtful reader of the novels and critical essays by Virginia Woolf is often aware of her strongly feminist attitudes, her conviction that women occupied for too long a subordinate place in society. Obedience to the universal male dicta touching upon education, money, suffrage, and opinion was decreed for them; their subservient status was early insured by forest, brutal or otherwise, later by public opinion which through inevitable consequence was shaped by male society. The fact that the lot of woman has benefited by radical changes since Virginia Woolf began to write, early in the present century, only makes more significant her assertions that those changes had to come.
Miller, Margaret, "A study of Leslie Stephen as an influence on Virginia Woolf" (1957). Student Work. 3226.
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