Significance Of Androgyny In Virginia Woolf

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Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882- 28 March 1941) was a renown and iconic figure who possessed extroverted dignity and supreme dexterity. Virginia Woolf’s oeuvre includes novels, short stories, letters, diaries, autobiographical sketches, reviews, essays and what not. Most of the elements that she employed in her work prove her as a major feminist theorist. She explored the gendered relationship between the public and private sphere with great acuity. Virginia Woolf’s novels portray a lot of distressed women who feel sad, alone and subjugated in this male-dominated society. Patriarchal society forces them to become loyal, devoted, meek, and submissive. Virginia Woolf wants that women must denounce these so called patriarchal values. Virginia Woolf welcomes ‘androgyny’- the blending and balancing of intellect and emotion. Equal balance of the feminine and masculine traits can end this debate. The blend of these two traits can fulfill a person’s life. The research will highlight androgyny of Virginia Woolf and will seek for detailed meanings and explanations of what androgyny refers to in the works of Virginia Woolf. Finding the meaning or slotting it out, this research will try to explore the application of androgynous implication in the psychology of the characters of Virginia Woolf. In Conclusion, it will try to show the readers how the androgynous qualities possessed by many of the characters of Virginia Woolf are helpful and beneficial to every sphere of human
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