Feminist Literature: Feminist Intertextuality

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Feminist literature: Feminist Intertextuality
Virginia Woolf’s work “A Room of One’s Own” is a classic case of a seminal, generative text that establishes key concerns and inspires other feminist works. However, Woolf’s essay is not something that emerged in a vacuum. Rather, other, earlier feminist texts served as the inspiration for Woolf’s lengthy dissertation on the importance of women being independent and strong. An apparent relationship exists between the three texts Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own,” and Alice Walker’s, The Color Purple. When read intertextually, it appears that the same basic theme, that women need to be independent and capable of their own financial resources, is found in all three...
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.....y leads to a lack of options and thus, to a woman being bound in on all sides and forced to endure an unbearable burden.  
Common threads bind these three texts, Jane Eyre, “A Room of One’s Own,” and The Color Purple, together. These threads principally revolve around the idea that women need a space of their own, a room of their own, and resources of their own. Without these, women are forced to shoulder terrible burdens that forever prevent them from succeeding in life.  
Works Cited
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1922. 
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. 
Woolf, Virginia. “A Room of One’s Own.” ebooks@Adelaide.edu.au. 15 Mar. 2006. University of Adelaide. 24 May 2009 .