Gender Roles In Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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1. - What is the secondary text all about? This secondary text is about the autobiographical issues lived by Virginia Woolf that triggered into writing the novel To the lighthouse. In this text, the author attempts to fund ideas of how the novels and written works of Woolf are represented into her personal experiences and her personality. As well, this secondary text shows the evolution of the characters of the novel and in which way are these characters stocked to their roles but also the connection they had with roles imposed by society during the epoch of Queen Victoria’s kingdom which promoted the particular devotion of women and men to maintain a certain configuration of family and the roles assigned to mother and father respectively. 2. Author’s line of argumentation At the beginning of the text, the author shows the different opinions of their students regarding gender roles in the novel, specifically with the character of Lili Briscoe in which according the generation of each age group of students, one group did not care about this character specially; the other felt unsympathetic towards her development into the novel; and the other one felt…show more content…
In this secondary text, there is a group of students from different generations that attend to one lesson and they analyzed the roles in terms of gender presented in the novel To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, according to the head of this class, these generations had different meanings of gender roles and conceptions regarding specific characters of this novel applied as well as their lives. The other issue that will be pointed out in this essay, is the fact that Virginia Woolf made an autobiographical approach to her novels and other pieces of work, which is the conduct to explain the configuration of her characters in the
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