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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part A (2022)

Representation of women in feministic context of Virginia wolf

Representation of women in feministic context of Virginia wolf

Mohd Ashraf Najar and Dr. Shabina Khan
Woolf outstandingly shows how the prioritization of the domestic space has repressed women and prevented them from taking part in everyday activities-commerce, travel, work and in a patriarchal society it has been denied to women. Women who are owned by men are mere possessions, having no control over themselves and no way to develop their own personalities. Thus, this paper will scrutinize thoroughly women’s intellectual ability from a Gynocriticism perspective taking Virginia Woolf’s short story “The Legacy” (published posthously in 1944) as an example. The present paper provides an analytical view of the four models of gyno-criticism; i.e., biological, linguistic, cultural, and psychological. It also attempts to shed light on some common feminist themes such as the theme of marriage and how oppressed marriage motivates male dominance. The paper addresses the relationship between wife and husband in terms of gender inequality and women’s identity. It also tackles women’s trapped position as distinct from the liberty of men and oppressed by husband in an unhappy marriage. It relies heavily not only on feminist perspectives as gynocriticism, gender inequality, and the theme of marriage; but also on the authors’ personal life. The paper concludes that being unable to speak their voice freely, women view writing as their salvation for their voice to be heard.
Pages: 27-29  |  427 Views  106 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Mohd Ashraf Najar, Dr. Shabina Khan. Representation of women in feministic context of Virginia wolf. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(3):27-29.
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