Portrayals and Treatments of Women in Virginia Woolf's to The Lighthouse: A Critical Analysis

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  • Varun Kumar Chaudhary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i5.11031

Keywords:

Patriarchy, Feminism, Gender, Sexual Superiority, Society.

Abstract

This paper means to address Virginia Woolf's own substitute her answer to "ladies can't paint, ladies can't compose", a reflection on the Victorian bias of the part of ladies in the family and society shared by both her people, Leslie and Julia Stephen. By connecting a nearby literary investigation with the latest mental basic examination, I contend that aside from the political, social and imaginative ramifications, Woolf's disposition to the Victorian generalizations identified with sexual orientation jobs convey a profoundly close to home message, being obviously affected and controlled by the relationship with her folks and her need to deceive rest some unsure issues concerning her status as a woman skilled worker.

This paper further means to investigate Woolf's 1926 novel, To the Beacon, which is, without a doubt, her most self-portraying novel. Lily Briscoe, the unmarried painter who at long last figures out how to conceptualize Woolf's vision toward the finish of the novel has a twofold mission in this novel. In the first place, she needs to determine her own weaknesses and come to harmony with the memory of the expired Mrs Ramsay, an image of the Victorian lady what's more, Julia Stephen's creative change personality. Second, she needs to associate with Mr Ramsay and demonstrate to herself that ladies can, in fact, paint. As she develops as a painter Virginia Woolf is defeating her resentment and dissatisfaction caused by the way that she didn't not find a way into the by and large acknowledged example of the lady's part in the public eye and in the everyday life, and particularly of the situation with ladies as specialists. By making quite possibly the most difficult books of the English Literature, Virginia Woolf likewise demonstrates to herself and to the perusers that ladies can, to be sure compose.

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Author Biography

Varun Kumar Chaudhary

Bachelor of Arts (H) English

Student

K.R Mangalam University

Haryana, India

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Chaudhary, V. K. . (2021). Portrayals and Treatments of Women in Virginia Woolf’s to The Lighthouse: A Critical Analysis. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(5), 57–65. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i5.11031

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