1. What are the reasons that Woolf offers as to why women in ages past had not been able to reach the literary greatness that men had? Can this same idea be applied to professions other than writing. either in the past or today? Do you think things have changed in our modern era, as Woolf seems to look forward to at the end of her essay?
2. In this essay, Woolf imagines a woman named Judith Shakespeare (Shakespeare’s fictitious sister). Despite her genius, what does Woolf assert would have happened to her, and why? (See pp. 551-552).