Tagged Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own: Page Two

“As we continue on this narrative path with her we’re subtly privy to Virginia’s feelings of entrapment as she describes the rivers reflective surface and the images that have captured her attention as she watches a rower enter and exit the scene. Still lost in thought, she informs us that the stream and her mind are kin; her consciousness drifts down the river and to the sky until the “sudden conglomeration of an idea” transforms her confusion into curiosity and an eagerness to make sense of her own mind.”

A Room of One’s Own: Page One

“This is when it’s important to take into account Virginia’s intersecting identities. Not only did she battle mental illness, attempt suicide multiple times, and struggle with her sexual identity, she suffered from trauma due to the loss of incredibly close family members. She may have had access to excellent libraries and may have been raised on Victorian Literature from a young age but she also was also navigating the painful complexities of existence, ultimately ending her own life by way of suicide.“