A Room of One's Own

Subjectivity of truth in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own


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The narrator's initial goal is to expose absolute truth, but eventually she comes to the decision that there is no absolute truth; absolute truth simply doesn't exist. The narrator comes to the belief that each person has their own experiences, influences, and opinions.

"One must strain off what was personal and accidental in all these impressions and so reach the pure fluid, the essential oil of truth." Chapter 2