Shakespeare's sister, by the name of Judith, is a fictional creation by Virginia Woolf about how woman are treated and what types of opportunities they have compared to men at Shakespeare's period. Virginia Woolf describes a story about Shakespeare and what if he had a sister. What kind of life would she have? What kind of education would she be given? Would she be a playwright like her brother with the same kind of talent? During the time of Shakespeare, his sister would live in a different kind of world compared to her male brother.
Genius and Its Flowering.
A genius is a person who displays extraordinary superior intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge. A scholar in many subjects or a scholar in a single subject may be referred to as a genius. Genius is a talent for producing something for which no determinate rule can be given, not a predisposition consisting of a skill for something that can be learned by following some rule or other. Flowering of genius depends on proper supportive environment. Without having essential circumstance and proper facilities no one can expressed his/her genius.
Woolf's Idea of Genius .
Virginia Woolf believed that, no one can be a genius by born. But everyone has possibility to be a genius if he gets proper nursing, cherishing, amenities and conveniences and possess a hard working enthusiasm to create something exceptional. Proper flowering of genius is requires material support (e.g. space, money, education, time, etc.) and immaterial support (e.g. encouragement, confidence, etc.). For being a genius it is must to have essential supportive circumstances to work hard with full enthusiasm. In her essay, Woolf mention the essentials for full flowering of Genius and she tried to point out the major obstacles for women of being genius at the time of Shakespeare, which are not different till today.