Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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“18 veterans commit suicide each day. 126 each week. 6,552 each year.” (What). ”This book deals with a man faced by his demons from war and like the poor souls of this statistic, has thrown his life out of a window. The book Mrs. Dalloway’s Theme is to show proper balance in the lives of all characters because Mrs. Dalloway, who chooses a life of safety with Richard, Septimus couldn’t keep stability in his life, and lady burton wants to enforce balance by sending people to Canada. Raised by a privileged English household in 1882, writer Virginia Woolf had freethinking parents (Adeline). Born Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom, January 25, 1882 as Adeline Virginia Stephen never married; as an author and a journalist she went by Virginia Woolf (Adeline). In 1904, her father died. His passing was climatic; during this time she was institutionalized. Virginia Woolf’s dance between literary expression and personal desolation would continue for the rest of her life (Adeline). 1925, Mrs. Dalloway, her fourth novel, was released to rave reviews. The mesmerizing story interweaves interior monologues and raises issues of feminism, mental illness and homosexuality in post-World War I England (Adeline). By her mid-forties, she had established herself as both an intellectual and an innovative thinker and writer. Her ability to balance dream-like scenes with deeply tense plot lines earned her incredible respect from peers and the public alike (Adeline). Woolf's husband, Leonard, always at her side, was quite aware of any signs that pointed to his wife’s internal demise (Adeline Virginia Woolf). Woolf’s death came by suicide on March 28,1941 in Near Lewes, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom (Adeline). Peter Walsh and Clarissa Dal... ... middle of paper ... ...s. “The Inscrutable Mrs. Dalloway.” Lewis, Pericles. “Mrs. Dalloway.” 2010. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. “Mrs. Dalloway Quotes.” 2014. Goodreads Inc. “Septimus Smith Analysis.” February 1, 2012. Coraline by Automattic. “Virginia Woolf – Biography.” The European Graduate School. European Graduate School EGS.2012. “What many veterans already know and you should.”2014. Expedition Balance. Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. 1925. Print. Mr. Bryant. Interview. Raven Schneider
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