One of the major changes the 20th century brought was the physiological revolution, in which sparked interest in how people thought and their hidden desires. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, lead this revolution, especially in the idea of hidden desires, by publishing his groundbreaking book, The Interpretation of Dreams. In his book Freud “explored the unconscious human mind through the analysis of dreams [and claimed] that past traumas [which people bury deep] within [their] psyches, [are] the root of many of their problems.” (Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)). In his studies, Freud found that “[dreams specify] the fulfillment of wishes” and that these wishes are not as apparent in dreams but “that the [presentation of the wish] may not be the same in every dream [and that they may present themselves in our dreams as] a wish fulfillment [...
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...ed using a quote from the episode “Blink”, by the character The Doctor from the show Doctor Who, saying that “[most] people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it 's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff” (Moffat). Instead of using the traditional liner pattern of time, Woolf manipulates time to create a dream-like state, stretching eight hours’ worth of time in the first part of the novel, ”The Window”, and condensing 10 years in the second part, “Time Passes”. With the consent bouncing around between the minds of characters and the surrealistic movement of time, the influence from the psychological revolution Woolf uses in her novel, creates a collaborated set of layers that fit together and support the other layers like a well-orchestrated piece of music.
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