Virginia Woolf was an eminent 20th century British writer who used the theme of womanhood throughout her literary work. She illustrates how women interact with their societies or communities in general. The foundation for many of her essays and novels is showing how women feel (and behave) in a patriarchal world (“Virginia Woolf”, np). By using internal dialogue and stream-of-consciousness techniques to exemplify her character’s points-of-view, she makes ordinary events seem extraordinary, thus exploiting the reader’s empathy. While these views may not be considered strictly feminine, they do depict the trivial aspects of her everyday life as she perceived them. Her writing draws from her own life experience, but the text in itself is not purely autobiographical.