Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

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.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of English University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1957 Margaret Miller.

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