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Virginia Woolf can be considered one of the most influential authors of her time, she has helped pave the way for the female gender for generations, and possibly generations to come. Using her feminist approach to get her voice heard, Virginia Woolf was able to get her point across in a powerful yet meaningful way. My research of Virginia Woolf involved looking at her life to determine why she turned out the way she did, and why she wrote the way she wrote.
From her early childhood, Virginia Woolf had a rough upbringing. She was born into a privileged English family in 1882. She had a large family consisting of two brothers and a sister, as well as multiple half- brothers and half- sisters (biography.com). Her parents were open minded, which at the time meant she was able to get some form of education. Both her mother and father were married before the eventually married one another. Virginia’s education consisted of her being able to read books from the families well stocked Victorian library (Biography.com). Woolf’s mother being a positive role model, was a nurse and wrote a book over the profession of nursing. Woolf’s family seemed to be very well connected both socially and educationally. Her aunt was a professional photographer and her father was well known around the area as an historian, as well as an author (biography.com). However, when Woolf was just six years old, her innocence was stolen from her by two of her half-brothers, sending her into a spiraling depression that she would not be able to get herself out of.
Woolf had so many hardships in her adolescent years, that a single dark spot; such as, her being raped, got much worse when her half-sister passed. However, Woolf kept writing so she was able to find an out...


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...ll as the generations that have passed, Woolf is truly and ground breaking author in our society. Her teachings help make sure that women feel empowered in whatever field they chose to be in. Virginia Woolf had life that most could hardly bare and her life ended in a way that most could hardly handle. One can take so much, before you eventually fall into your own river of death.
















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