A Room of One's Own - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The next morning our writer looks out at the street and realizes that, busy with their daily lives, no one cares about Shakespeare or the future of women and fiction. She sees a man and woman meet beneath her window and both get in a cab. Thinking of one sex as distinct from another as she has been doing these past days is an effort and interferes with the unity of the mind. Somehow or other, seeing the man and woman meet and enter the cab restores that unity in her mind. She ponders that perhaps the mind is made up of male and female components. When the two are fully fused, the mind is most capable of living in harmony.

No age, she feels, has ever been as stridently sex-conscious as the one she is living in. She takes down a new...

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