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A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own


by Virginia Woolf

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

All Female Writers Throughout History

Yes, it's a bit of a cop out to put every female writer ever into the role of Guide or Mentor character. But that's exactly what Woolf's suggesting when she writes, "we think back through our mothers if we are women" (4.33).