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Analisi Canto notturno

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Analisi “Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell’Asia” Giacomo Leopardi Questa poesia è stata composta tra il 1829 e il 1830 ed è quindi cronologicamente l’ultimo dei Grandi Idilli pisano-recanatesi . In esso possiamo rintracciare ancora elementi propri della poetica dell’ indefinito e del vago, ma l’elemento più importante di tale canto è la presenza di quesiti esistenziali destinati a rimanere insoluti, tramite i quali il poeta si sofferma a riflettere sulla costitutiva infelicità che investe l’intero genere umano e tutti gli esseri viventi. Il canto si apre con un semplice pastore preso come simbolo dell’umanità intera che si rivolge alla luna, la quale si configura come l’interlocutore del pastore dal quale egli aspetta vanamente delle risposte a problemi esistenziali e universali, ma tali domande non sono altro che interrogative retoriche di cui il poeta conosce già la risposta. "Che fai tu luna nel cielo? Dimmi che cosa fai o luna silenziosa " Già nei primi due versi …

A room of one's own

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Virginia Woolf : A roomof one's own 6th Chapter In the last chapter the narrator looked upon a theory about the unification of the sexes in the artist’s mind, where there should exist male elements as well as female ones and they should melt together in order to create the most favourable condition to the expression of the genius. This theory is very similar to the Coleridge’s one of the androgynous mind. Nevertheless this state of mind was very rare and difficult to accomplish especially in Virginia’s time because male and female have gained much more consciousness of their sexes and their difference. In conclusion The writer reasserted that a woman in order to write should enjoy an economical independence and also a room of her own where she can work undisturbed. 5th Chapter In this chapter Virginia focused upon Mary Carmichael’s book Life's Adventure in which we can find an amazing innovation; for the first time in literature a woman liked another woma…
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Virginia Woolf :
A roomof one's own

4th Chapter In the fourth chapter Virginia stated that ,in the past, the only way open to women to write was the anonymity or to conceal their identity behind the name of a man, then she mentioned the case of Aphra Behn because with her we turn an important point in the relationship between women and literature, as a matter of fact, Aphra Behn was the first woman to make a living from her writing. Then the author concentrated her analysis upon four great figures of the nineteenth century that is to say Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, and George Elliot, they all had written great book in spite of being subjected to all sorts of interruptions since they wrote in the common space of the sitting room. According to Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen had been the only one able to write like Shakespeare freeing her mind from all the impediments and the external influences. While Charlotte Bronte Even Though she was more talented than Jane Austen didn’t…
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Virginia Woolf
A roomof one's own3rd Chapter
Virginia Woolf decided to turn to history rather than to the opinions and she tried to describe the condition in which women lived in the past, because fiction is not something autonomous or detached from reality but it is strictly linked with life. Analyzing women’s conditions of life and the way in which they were portrayed in fiction it appeared clear than there was a great paradox since women in literature were not wanting in personality, they were heroic, hideous, cruel, clever, beautiful, great as much as men, perhaps even greater. Women were of the utmost importance in literature but insignificant in history. They could hardly read or have an opinion of their own, they were subdued to men. A woman could have never written the plays of Shakespeare during his time, she could not have his genius because women received no education, moreover she should have overcome a lot of prejudices and the hostility of the whole society and so he…
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Virginia Woolf : A room of one's own
2nd Chapter
In the second chapter the writer has been assailed by a swarm of questions about the safety and prosperity of one sex and the poverty and insecurity of the other and about what effect poverty and tradition have on fiction. So she decided to visit the library of the British Museum in order to find some answers, consulting the books written by eminent professors about women. Nevertheless she soon discovered that truth was not to be found among the different and contrasting opinions of men who had written essays not in the light of reason and truth but in the light of emotion and partiality. These opinions were indeed so different, Virginia said, that it was impossible to "make a head or tail" of that subject. For instance Napoleon insisted that women were incapable of education while Dr. Johnson thought the opposite, he believed that "women are an overmatch for men and therefore they choose the wickest or the most ignor…
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Virginia Woolf :
A roomof one's own 1st Chapter

In the first chapter Virginia Woolf tries to explain the purpose of this essay,which is based upon two papers read to the Art Society at Newnham in October 1928. She was asked to talk about women and fiction, a very difficult subject, as a matter of fact the writer first questioned herself upon the real meaning of this commitment wich involves a lot of others themes.The title might have meant simply a few remarks about Jane Austen the Bronte sisters, the Mitfords and some others remarkable female writers, but Virginia Woolf had chosen to explore the subject fully, bearing in mind every point of view. In the opening of the essay she stated that she wanted to handle to the reader a "nugget of pure truth", but at the same time she knew that it would have been impossible for her to draw a conclusion so she ended saying that she could only offer to us the opportunity of drawing our own conclusions as we observe and analyze t…