A Room of One's Own Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What options does the narrator give as meanings for the term "women and fiction?"

The narrator says that "women and fiction" can be taken to mean women and what they are like, fiction written about women, or the fiction women write.

2. What does the narrator ultimately decide to lecture about instead of "women and fiction?"

The narrator decides to lecture about how a woman must have some money and a room of her own in order to be creative and write fiction.

3. What does the narrator ask the reader to call her?

The narrator says that the reader can refer to her as Mary Seton, Mary Beton, or Mary Carmichael. Her name is not important.

4. Why is the beadle upset that Mary is walking on the grass of the men's college?

At the men's college, women are not allowed to walk on the turf. They are allowed only on the gravel.

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