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A Body of One's Own: A Comparison Between Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Moran's How To Be a Woman
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay the author compares Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1928) to Caitlin Moran’s How To Be a Woman (2012). The two texts have both been described as feminist manifests of their time. The essay focuses on differences and similarities between the two texts, mainly focusing on the authors’ reasons for writing their texts and on the rhetoric they use to reach the audience.

The comparison shows that there are many similarities between the texts, given the historical context they were written in. For instance, both Woolf and Moran use humor as rhetorical means and they both see cooperation between women and men as the solution for a better future.

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Feminist literature, Woolf, Moran
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31874OAI: diva2:711016
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Teacher education
Available from: 2014-04-10 Created: 2014-04-09 Last updated: 2014-04-10Bibliographically approved

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