Discussion Question: Which text better captures the struggles of women at the beginning of the twentieth century, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, or Kate Chopin’s The Awakening? From a feminist viewpoint, which is more empowering? A century later, as a piece of literature, which better stands the test of time?
- The entire text of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.
- Professor Paul Fry’s feminist take on Woolf’s A Room Of One’s Own.
- Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,” an African American woman’s response to Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.
- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.”