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To The Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

- The opening scene of To The Lighthouse between Mr Ramsay and Mrs Ramsay displays the gender division that flows throughout this passage highlighting Woolf’s own perspective on society and sexuality between genders. Woolf supports the belief in a complete change to society resulting in a non – hierarchical society. Woolf felt for this to happen aside from the practical changes, that a radical redefinition of sexuality was also needed. The novel focuses on sexual issues of the twentieth century central to feminist campaigns, such as marriage being a form of institutionalized slavery ....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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The Character of Mrs. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse

- The Character of Mrs. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf's novel, To The Lighthouse, is full of symbolism that describes the surroundings and the life of Mrs. Ramsay who is the central character. She helps to bring the world out of chaos and darkness with her positive nature and by being the source of light for the other characters. She is also a peacemaker, beautiful, maternal, and almost divine. Mrs. Ramsay's first word in the novel is "yes" which reflects her affirmative and positive nature....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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An analysis of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- An analysis of To the Lighthouse Argument: Mrs. Ramsey is triumphant over Mr. Ramsey, by her awareness and intuitive feeling of the more important things in life: the value of human relationships. Though she is submissive, with no mention of extensive educational background, she innately possesses the crucial social skills that gain: the cohesion of the family as a whole; the respect and love of her children, and the continued survival of her marriage. Part I: The Window "Had there been an axe handy, or a poker, any weapon that would have gashed a hole in his father's breast and killed him, there and then, James would have seized it......   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

-       She was not inventing; she was only trying to smooth out something she had been given years ago folded up; something she had seen. For  in the rough and tumble of daily life, with all those children about, all those visitors, one had constantly a sense of repetition-of one thing falling where another had fallen, and so setting up an echo which chimed in the air and made it full of vibrations. (199)   What causes that crumpling. What makes the accumulated images fold up over the years....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Narrative Theory in Virgina Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- Beginning, Plot, Sequence, Closure: Teaching To the Lighthouse Narrative theory is extremely useful in teaching modernist fiction; its revival in the beginning of the twentieth century may be a direct response to the practices of modernist fiction. One of the most important components of narrative theory is what I call narrative dynamics, or the related issues of presentation of the story from the choice of beginning point, through the arrangement of linear and nonlinear sequences of events, to the function of the ending....   [tags: To the Lighthouse Essays]

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Importance of Brackets in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Importance of Brackets in To The Lighthouse [Here Mr. Carmichael, who was reading Virgil, blew out his candle. It was midnight.] [Mr. Ramsay, stumbling along a passage one dark morning, stretched his arms out, but Mrs. Ramsay having died rather suddenly the night before, his arms, though stretched out, remained empty.] [Prue Ramsay died that summer in some illness connected with childbirth, which was indeed a tragedy, people said, everything, they said, had promised so well.] [A shell exploded....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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The Characters Hidden Values and Needs in To The Lighthouse

- The Characters Hidden Values and Needs in To The Lighthouse   Woolf's chosen role as an author is to uncover the hidden values and needs of her characters' psychologies, and by extension of this, those of her readers — each frequent realization of the character's is a real and vividly personal epiphany, the like of which 'real-life' persons do not have such a feel for on a day-to-day basis; the characters are in a very real sense perhaps too self-aware to be considered 'real'. (Tansley and Lily at the dinner table each understand their situations perfectly.) The underlying message Woolf seems to be seeking to present is that this self-knowledge is not necessarily inherently of any worth...   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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An Insightful Journey in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- An Insightful Journey in Woolf’s To The Lighthouse The lighthouse stands in the distance. It signifies a far off place that takes planning and work to reach. Depending on your perspective, the lighthouse may look different. It may appear large or small, short or tall, it may be dark and musty or bright and clear. Perspective is defined by Random House dictionary as "a broad view of events or ideas in their true nature and relationships". Virginia Woolf, in To The Lighthouse, takes an insightful journey into the true nature of relationships through the perspective of many different characters....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse       In Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Ramsay plays the role of a beautiful, dutiful wife and mother. She also is a peacekeeper, who struggles to find unity, even in situations where it seems that none can be found. Through Mrs. Ramsay's attempts to unify conditions, many characters experience an extreme sense of connection with her. Often, like Mrs. Ramsay's successful unifications, these connections are but fleeting ones, lasting only momentarily....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- Analysis of Similes in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse `Thoughts are made of pictures.' Our consciousness may be visualized as a photomontage of simultaneous impressions, mostly visual, according to poet John Ciardi (238). In verbalizing conscious experience, authors tend to use metaphor and simile to create images that, like words, possess both denotation, visual identification, and connotation, an emotional aura (Ciardi 239). In To the Lighthouse, by my count, Virginia Woolf employs over one hundred similes, figures of speech making an explicit comparison between two things essentially unlike, to enliven her description of things, places, and people....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Reader Response to Woolf’s To The Lighthouse

- Reader Response to Woolf’s To The Lighthouse      There is a saying that the worth of a man’s life is best measured by the degree to which he has if he has touched the lives of others and not by the quantity of worldly possessions that he has acquired.  It is important to keep this in mind when considering Virginia Woolf’s novel, To The Lighthouse.  Throughout the novel, it seems as though the characters, mainly Mr. And Mrs. Ramsay, are trying to find worth in their lives.  As a first time reader of the novel, it immediately seemed clear to me that the eight children that Mr....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf When speaking of modernism in the work Virginia Woolf, scholars too readily use her innovations in style and technique as the starting point for critical analysis, focusing largely on the ways in which her prose represents a departure from the conventional novel in both style and content. To simply discuss the extent of her unique style, however, is to overlook the role of tradition in her creation of a new literary identity. In To the Lighthouse, Woolf's invention reveals itself instead as a reinvention, a recasting of the conventional through the use of the traditional....   [tags: Lighthouse Virginia Woolf Essays]

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Male and Female Relations in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Male and Female Relations in To The Lighthouse           To The Lighthouse exemplifies the condition of women when Woolf was writing and to some extent yet today. It offers a solution to remedy the condition of both men and women. To say the novel is a cry for a change in attitude towards women is not quite correct. It shows the plight of both men and women and how patriarchy is detrimental to both genders. Mrs. Ramsey. Both suffer from the unequal division of gender power in Woolf's society....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Essay - Bridge Between Worlds in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- To the Lighthouse - Bridge Between Worlds Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse illustrates a bridge between the worlds of the Victorian mother and the modern, potentially independent woman. The Victorian woman was to be absorbed, as Mrs. Ramsay is, by the task of being mother and wife. Her reason for existing was to complete the man, rather than to exist in her own right. Mrs. Ramsay certainly sees this role for herself and is disturbed when she feels, momentarily, that she is better than her husband because he needs her support to feel good about himself and the life choices he has made....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Death, Gender, and Social Roles in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Death, Gender, and Social Roles in To the Lighthouse        To the Lighthouse is a book preoccupied by death, and gender is formulated by the difference in response to its threat. Women pursue immortality through creation of illusion and men through pursuance of facts. The novel questions the distinction between the sexes that became rigidified into pre-WWI gender roles which are exemplified in the institution of marriage. A younger generation fights against the rigidity of gender boundaries, Lily being the chief representative of this rebellion....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Masculine and Feminine Perspectives in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Masculine and Feminine Perspectives in To the Lighthouse       Although subjectivity and objectivity are both constantly at work in today's society, the two concepts have opposite meanings.  We can categorize subjectivity as a quality that dominates the female persona, whereas objectivity is clearly the tool of the male.  Woolf represents these two opposing views in the form of characters.  During the course of a conversation concerning the weather, Mr. Ramsay and Mr. Tansley completely sever logic from emotion and concentrate only on the facts surrounding the matter.  They believe that life can be empirically cut up into millions of facts and truths.  Mrs....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Lily’s Artifice and Mr. Ramsey's Work in To the Lighthouse

- A Comparison of Lily’s Artifice and Mr. Ramsey's Work in To the Lighthouse             In Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse,  Mr. Ramsey’s lone philosophical work is contrasted against Lily’s encompassing paintings.  Both Lily’s and Mr. Ramsey’s professions require sacrifices;  Lily gives up the ideal marital life whereas Mr. Ramsey has his wife forfeit her happiness to restore his.  Through his work,  Mr. Ramsey is able to build himself up and look as though he is a strong male figure.  Lily also finds strength within her artistry,  rejecting the traditional “mother-woman” image and taking on an identity that is unique in her society....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Character of Mr. Ramsay in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- The Character of Mr. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse       When reading novels, it is important to understand the aspects of each character to completely get the message that the author is trying to send to the reader.  In the novel, To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf illustrates the character, Mr. Ramsay as a husband and a father of eight.  As a husband, he mentally abuses his wife, Mrs. Ramsay, and as a father, Mr. Ramsay discourages and psychologically abuses his children to an extent that makes his children hate him.  Mr....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Lily’s Reflections in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

- Lily’s Reflections in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse Embodying the spirit of the female artist, Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse examines critical issues pertaining to her role in Virginia Woolf’s novel. In Part Three of the novel, Mrs. Ramsay’s legacy plays an especially important role in Lily’s thinking processes. Flowing experimentally like the sea that day, Lily’s thoughts encompass the novel’s themes of the passage of time, the role of the woman, and the role of the artist. Though time can break down physical matter, its prodding cannot disperse vivid memories....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse - Portrait of a Real Woman

- To The Lighthouse - Portrait of a Real Woman Until To The Lighthouse, I had never read anything that so perfectly described women: wives, mothers, daughters and artists. I felt like shouting "Eureka!" on every page. These were my thoughts, beautifully written. Virginia Woolf writes of the essential loneliness and aloneness of human beings. In the first passage I am examining Mrs. Ramsay is the heart of the group gathered around the dinner table. It is because of her that they are assembled....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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The Impact of Social Idealogy on Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- The Impact of Social Idealogy on Woolf's To the Lighthouse     Throughout literature the ideology of the society in which the author was living is evident in the text. This can cause certain groups within a text to be empowered while the other groups are marginalised and constrained by the social restrictions placed upon them by the ideology. In the novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Woolf shows us an awareness of gender politics during the 1920¹s Britain by subverting the traditional gender roles but at the same time naturalises notions of class causing certain groups to be constrained....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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The Two-Dimensional Character of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- To the Lighthouse                   The Two-Dimensional Character  In the novel, To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf illustrates the character of Mr. Ramsay, a husband and father of eight children.  As a husband, he degrades and mentally abuses his wife, Mrs. Ramsay, and as a father, he disparages and psychologically injures his children.  Yet, Mr. Ramsay has another side -- a second dimension.  He carries the traits of a very compassionate and loving husband and a securing and nurturing father....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse – Role of Wife and Mother

- To the Lighthouse – Role of Wife and Mother Woolf portrays the character of Mrs. Ramsay as a self sacrificing woman and mother as defined through her interactions with men: Charles Tansley, Mr. Carmichael, Paul, Mr. Bankes, Mr. Ramsay, and James. During Mrs. Ramsay's lifetime she is admired by most of these men, and is continually striving to be esteemed by all of them, at any sacrifice to herself. Although there is goodness in Mrs. Ramsay, not unselfishly given, there are also rising questions of this representation of mother by Woolf, primarily put forth through the characters of Lily and Mrs....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Self-realization in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

- Self-realization in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse A Lighthouse is a structure or tower, which emits light in order to guide people, mainly mariners.  Virginia Woolf uses the meaning as a hidden symbol to guide readers to the deep unresolved feelings carried within the novel’s distraught characters.  As the novel progresses, the significance of the Lighthouse’s meaning slowly unravels.  The reader receives an insightful view into Mrs. and Mr. Ramsay’s complex everyday relationship while they raise their eight children and time passes.  Consequently, the reader realizes how important one individual is to the lives of others, or more figuratively how one bright and strong beam of...   [tags: Woolf To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Evolution of the Modern Woman in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- Evolution of the Modern Woman in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse examines the role of women or more specifically, the evolution of the modern woman. The two main female characters in the novel, Mrs Ramsay and Lily Briscoe, both represent different views on life and follow different paths on their search for meaning. Lily Briscoe transcends the traditional female gender roles embodied by Mrs Ramsay; by coming into her own as an independent and modern woman, she symbolises the advent of modernism and rejection of traditional Victorian values....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays Virginia Woolf ]

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to the lighthouse

- A lighthouse is a structure that warns and navigates ships at night as they near land, creating specific signals for guidance. In Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, the Lighthouse stands a monument to motivation for completion of long-term goals. Every character’s goals guides him or her through life, and the way that each person sees the world depends on goals they make. Some characters’ goals relate directly to the Lighthouse, others indirectly. Some goals abstractly relate to the Lighthouse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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To the Lighthouse

- Q: Discuss the third section as befitting conclusion to novel. "To the Lighthouse" is based on stream of conscious technique. It mainly deals with the different ways of perceiving the life. Many of the people in it are struggling to find answers to the answerable questions in the first section: `Who knows what we are. What we feel. These questions have reechoed in the third section. Similarly, there are number of issues which are left loose ended in first part have resolved and tied up in the third section....   [tags: European Literature]

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To The Lighthouse

- Pause, reflect, and the reader may see at once the opposing yet relative perceptions made between life, love, marriage and death in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. In this novel, Woolf seems to capture perfectly the very essence of life, while conveying life’s significance as communicated to the reader in light tones of consciousness arranged with the play of visual imagery. That is, each character in the novel plays an intrinsic role in that the individuality of other characters can be seen only through the former’s psyche....   [tags: essays research papers]

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To The Lighthouse

- To the Lighthouse, published in 1927 is one of Virginia Woolf's most successful novels written in a stream of consciousness style. The novel is divided into three parts, which revolve around the members of the Ramsey family and their guests during visits to their summer vacationing residence on the Isle of Skye. The central preoccupation within the novel however is not to be found within the lives of the characters, instead they are seen as being secondary to the overall grounding of the novel in the house itself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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To The Lighthouse – A Modern Quest Narrative

- Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse” (1992) can be considered as a modern quest narrative. In literature, a quest is often utilized as a plot device and can be described as a journey towards a goal. The journey is predominately carried out by the hero of the story who has to prevail over many complications to reach their target. There are four significant quests in the novel which are expressed by the four key characters; Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, James Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. The author, Virginia Woolf, also has her own quest evolving which subconsciously develops through Lily Briscoe....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Overview: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

- Virginia Woolf’s “ To the Lighthouse” tells a story of a family who goes to their summer house with a selected groups of friends. It highlights a series of familial problems, differences in traditional opposes to modernistic view of family as well as to highlight marriage and childhood experience as central theme. Mrs. Ramsey the protagonist travels throughout the novel even though she dies about midway of the novel’s action. She becomes the focal point which connects everyone in the summer house....   [tags: familial problems, james ramsey]

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The And The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf

- Artists of all mediums offer the public different perspectives of reality and within the multitudinous amount of works, a truth is brought to the attention of the viewer. The truth brings awareness to the masses and changes the means of thinking of the public. Virginia Woolf’s novel, To The Lighthouse, represents a cultural shift in thought from the 19th to the 20th century state of mind by being inspired by the situation of the world at the time and the changes turn of the century brought to humanity by creating a novel that alludes to major revolutions of the time, such as the social, physiological and philosophical, and social revolutions....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Sigmund Freud, Psychology]

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Feminism And The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf

- One of the most talked about issues in today 's society is the importance of understanding feminism and debunking gender roles. These topics, which have changed and revolutionized tremendously since 1927, play a large role in Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse. Woolf explores forced gender conventions and expectations, shown through the characters of Mrs. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe, that lead to harmful stereotypes and internalized misogyny and how they effect relationship dynamics. One of the most vital characters in Woolf’s To The Lighthouse is a walking stereotype....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Transgender]

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Gender Roles in To the Lighthouse

- The novel explores gender roles through the characters of Mrs. Ramsay, Mr. Ramsay, and Lily. Each of these characters embodies different views in regards to gender roles. The readers are taken into their minds and thoughts and are allowed to see what each character views is the role of his/her gender. Mrs. Ramsay embodies the traditional, ideal woman. She is a wife and mother. She sees her role as being a supporter to her husband, her children, and to the people around her. Mrs. Ramsay is occupied with matronly duties, such as knitting socks and running errands....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

- To The Lighthouse published in 1927, by Virginia Woolf. Set directly before and after World War I, the story follows the lives of a small group of people, (specifically Mr. Ramsay, Mrs. Ramsay, and Lily Briscoe) as they navigate through their daily lives each facing and striving to overcome their individual conflicts while in the Isle of Skye, of the Hebrides (a group of islands west of Scotland) on vacation. But before I go more in depth regarding this group of people and their struggles, I will first provide some context (plus my presentation wasn’t long enough)....   [tags: brief biography, struggles]

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Dubliners vs To The Lighthouse

- In Dubliners and To the Lighthouse, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf explore the depressing results of lives devoid of growth or meaning versus those who dare to live their lives in spite of all strife and adversity. Both concerned with the meaninglessness of stagnant lives, Joyce operating in pre-WWI Ireland, Woolf in England during and after the war. Joyce’s story "The Dead" and To the Lighthouse both reveal the despair of lives that occupy but do not fill the short span of time between birth and inevitable death....   [tags: Literary Analysis, James Joyce]

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The Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf

- ... Ramsay are not happily married. Mrs. Ramsay tries to convince herself that she is content in her family life but her views on the life in general show that she is a deeply unhappy woman. In order to deal with this unhappiness, Mrs. Ramsay reads people as a way to feel close to them. She felt, “for the most part, oddly enough, she must admit that she felt this thing called life terrible, hostile, and quick to pounce on you if you gave it a chance (Woolf 60).” Those are not the life views of a happily married woman, or, in that case, a happy women in general....   [tags: Emotion, Marriage, Love, Virginia Woolf]

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The Lighthouse Talent Show

- Christiana Wildwood was laying down and was finishing her last touches on her artwork. She wanted not only to win a lot of trophies in  art but also to have her own studio. Then, raise money for kids who didn't have enough money to take art classes. Christina had a chance to enter into her school's art competition, The Lighthouse Talent Show. The Lighthouse Talent Show was hosted by the Hugger Krater Art School. The talent show had enough money for the winner to have their studio. This wasn't the end of talent show award....   [tags: Christina Wildwood story]

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Exploration of To the Lighthouse

- Exploration of To the Lighthouse In Virginia Woolf's fiction, the breakdown or breaking open, of traditional literary forms in the light of the twentieth century querying of perception, reality and linguistic meaning, is recorded as a reconceiving of the novel-form. Throughout the course of her novels she lays down a challenge to official ways of measuring proportion, light, time and human character. Abolishing chapter and verse, Woolf creates a rhythmic, wave-like form of undulating passages as in music, where the structure of parts within an individual movement is a continuous flow rather than a series of stops and starts....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Development of the Artist in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

- Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse has been described as a Künstlerroman or artist novel. It traces the development of an artist, much like the Bildungsroman traced the development of a child into adulthood (Daughtery 148). The main artist of the novel is Lily Briscoe. As the novel progresses, Lily comes to terms with art and with life. To the Lighthouse is, in many ways, a quest novel (Daughter 148). This is evidenced by the title, which includes the preposition “to”. Nearly all the characters in the novels have a goal which they are aiming for....   [tags: Literature]

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Analysis Of Virginia Woolf 's ' The Lighthouse '

- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is a story that centers around the the value of memory to self. The story does this by centering around the characters that Woolf writes about, and their thoughts pertaining to their memories of one another. Woolf’s writing in To the Lighthouse is rich in her characters, Mrs. and Mr. Ramsay, their kids, and their friends’ thoughts and feelings towards everything they are going through, and more importantly, their thoughts and memories of one another. The reader learns about the characters’ through the complex thoughts Woolf’s characters’ have....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll]

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To The Lighthouse : The Importance of a Stream of Consciousness Narrative

- Virginia Woolf was one of the first authors to utilize the stream of consciousness narrative during its emergence in the early twentieth century. This literary device attempts to capture the realistic thought processes of the human mind in order to create a more true-to-life fiction, compared to the traditional plot and narrative. In her 1927 novel, “To the Lighthouse”, Virginia Woolf uses the stream of consciousness narrative in order to create a more intimate and relatable experience between her readers and the characters in her book....   [tags: literary device, internal conflict]

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Parallels to the Author in To The Lighthouse, by Virginina Woolf

- Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse' is a fine example of modernist literature, like her fellow modernist writers James Joyce and D.H Lawrence. This novel in particular is of the most autobiographical. The similarities between the story and Woolf's own life are not accidental. The lighthouse, situations and deaths within the novel are all parallel to Woolf's childhood, she wrote in her diary 'I used to think of [father] & mother daily; but writing The Lighthouse, laid them in my mind ….(I believe this to be true – that I was obsessed by them both, unheathily; & writing of them was a necessary act)....   [tags: Modernist Literature]

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The Growth of Lily and Her Painting in "To The Lighthouse"

- Lily Briscoe is working on a painting throughout the book To The Lighthouse. She does not want anyone to see her painting and considers throwing it to the grass when someone walks by (Woolf 17-18). Other characters in the book seem to have different opinions about her painting. Mrs. Ramsay, William Bankes, and Charles Tansley all have differing views about Lily’s painting. While showing her painting to William Bankes, Lily realizes that she doesn’t like it. During Mrs. Ramsay’s dinner party, Lily realizes what she needs to do to fix her painting but doesn’t until the end of the story....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Characterization in To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe

- Characterization in To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe Virginia Woolfe was truly talented author, who wrote in the 1920's. She was considered a gifted woman and a pioneer for feminist authors yet she was plagued by mental illness from her youth until her suicide. She suffered from manic depression that was said to have been aggravated by her troubled youth. She experienced many traumas, including the death of her mother at age 13 and sexual abuse by her stepbrother at the age of 12. However Woolf was able to find temporary escape from her illness by using the characters in her novels to express her unusual and often disturbing thoughts and feelings about herself and the world around he...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse

- Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse In Dubliners and To the Lighthouse, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf explore the depressing results of lives devoid of growth or meaning versus those who dare to live their lives in spite of all strife and adversity. Joyce and Woolf are both concerned with the meaninglessness of stagnant lives, the first operating in pre-WWI Ireland, the second in England during and after the war. "The Dead" and To the Lighthouse both reveal the despair of lives that occupy but do not fill the short span of time between birth and inevitable death....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Reading To the Lighthouse was more than just another literary experience for me. Virginia Woolf wrote in such a way that challenged my mind, spoke to my emotions and in essence she shut me up and made me listen. Listening was not hard seeing that she had much to say and a unique way of saying it. I found a sensitivity in Woolf's work that I appreciated as it is not a style seen in the work of today. I am only afraid that due to its subtlety, it may go unnoticed by some of my generation of readers....   [tags: Papers]

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Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Forster's Howards End

- ... She helped the poor, she made clothes for her children, and she comforted her forlorn husband as best as she could. Woolf says, “So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by; all was so lavished and spent” (41). Only by helping others does Mrs. Ramsay enjoy life. Her entire life as well as her perception and self-identity revolve around fulfilling what she believes are the needs of other people. On the other hand, Lily Briscoe says about herself, “there was her father; her home; even, had she dared to say it, her painting....”she liked to be alone; she liked to be herself; she was not made for that......   [tags: potential for personal growth, character analysis]

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Childhood Tribulation in Virginia Woolf’s novel: To the Lighthouse

- In Virginia Woolf’s novel, To the Lighthouse, childhood is portrayed as a time of tribulation and terror, rather than the stereotype that claims that childhood is a blissful period of innocence and wonder. Because of her more realistic point of view, Woolf molds her characters into complex adults that are products of their upbringings. This contributes to the piece as a whole because it has a sense of reality that allows readers to relate with the characters on a personal level. Throughout the novel, Woolf uses two main characters to embody her representation of childhood....   [tags: Impact, Rejection]

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Virginia Woolf 's The Lighthouse, Mr. Ramsay

- ... Only when “[he comes] to her like that, openly, so that anyone could see, that discomposed her; for then people said he depended on her, when they must know that of the two he was infinitely the more important, and what she gave the world, in comparison with what he gave, negligible.” (39) Because she treats his reactions as a norm in a marriage, Mr. Ramsay is not ashamed of showing his need for her to console him. To him, this is normal. Mrs. Ramsay recognizes the problem with her relationship, because when he comes to her “that discomposed her”, and shows her guests “he was infinitely the more important”....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Husband, Virginia Woolf]

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Relations Between Men and Women in To The Lighthouse and Ulysses

- “She took shelter from the reverence which covered all women; she felt herself praised.” The opening scene of In To The Lighthouse between Mr Ramsay and Mrs Ramsay exemplifies the gender division that runs throughout the novel highlighting Woolf’s own perspective on society and sexuality between genders. Woolf supports the belief in a complete change to society resulting in a non – hierarchical society. Woolf felt for this to happen aside from the practical changes, that a radical redefinition of sexuality was also needed....   [tags: Mr Ramsay, Molly, Leopold Bloom ]

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Finding Balance Between Chaos and Order in Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- Regardless if found in reality, both the present or past, or found in comparable literary works, the constant battle and endless war between order and chaos, emotions and thoughts, follows humanity mercilessly. These opposing concepts also take form in ideas such the thesis and the antitheses- that with every idea or concept, sooner or later an opposing force or contradicting theory will rise and ultimately challenge and change the previous state of society, individual or even in the natural world....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Literary Analysis]

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Artists and Their Muses in Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- ... Mr. Ramsay desires that his ideas remain important and in a state of stagnation for years to come but he is also confronted with the idea that Lily realizes, everything comes to an end. Mr. Ramsay’s ideation is also present within Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The idea of legacy is clearly shown when Dorian Gray has a moment of pure envy and states, “I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die” (Wilde 29). While Mr. Ramsay desired the stagnation of his philosophical ideas and literature Dorian desires the stagnation his own of beauty....   [tags: legacy, painting, immorality]

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A Woman Breaking out of Society and it’s Norms: Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

- In Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”, the struggle to secure and proclaim female freedom is constantly challenged by social normalcy. This clash between what the traditional female ideologies should be and those who challenge them, can be seen best in the character of Lily Brisco. She represents the rosy picture of a woman that ends up challenging social norms throughout the novel to effectively achieve a sense of freedom and individuality by the end. Woolf through out the novel shows Lily’s break from conventional female in multiply ways, from a comparison between her and Mrs.Ramsey, Lily’s own stream of consciousness, as well as her own painting....   [tags: Traditional Ideologies, Book Review]

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Comparing Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Kawabata's Snow Country

- Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Kawabata's Snow Country       Virginia Woolf's claim that plot is banished in modern fiction is a misleading tenet of Modernism. The plot is not eliminated so much as mapped out onto a more local level, most obviously with the epic structural comparison in Ulysses. In To the Lighthouse, Woolf's strategy of indirect discourse borrows much from Impressionism in its exploration of the ways painting can freeze a moment and make it timeless. In Kawabata's Snow Country, the story of Yoko and her family and its relationship to the rest of the novel corresponds with an even more modern medium, film, and its superimposition of contradictory image....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Albert Camus' The Stranger and Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

- Man's Place in Society and Nature in Albert Camus' The Stranger and Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse A general premise underlying the art of writing is that "language shapes and is shaped by the surrounding society" (McCarthy 41). Authors of an age attempt to effect a message through their writing, and inevitably this telegram to society reflects the temperament of the writer in reaction to his environment and historical context . In this light, Albert Camus' The Stranger (1942) and Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse (1927) are products of two separate cultures in an overlapping time period; Camus' sparse minimalistic prose and Woolf's lyrical, indulgent discourse represent two different...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]

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Comparing Female Identity in To The Lighthouse, Heat of the Day and Under the Net

- Female Identity in Virginia Woolf’s, To The Lighthouse, Elizabeth Bowen’s, Heat of the Day and Iris Murdoch’s, Under the Net After reading Virginia Woolf’s, “To The Lighthouse”, readers are left with the disturbing reality of the role of a woman during this time period.  The characters of Mrs. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe portray these demeaning roles.   However, instead of completely giving in to the domination of men, they are starting the woman’s movement of resistance in the period of the beginning of World War I....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Seven Wonders of Ancient World

- ... The statue of Zeus is believed to have destroyed in the great fire of the Lauseion or destroyed when it was burned. The Lighthouse of Alexandria; also known as the Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria. The lighthouse was created by Sostratus of Cnidus he was a Greek architect and engineer (Woods). The lighthouse was built on a stone foundation and was made up of enormous, thick stone blocks; the watchtower was made of marble blocks that were held together with molten lead. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was located in Alexandria, Egypt the Pharos was actually located on the tiny limestone island that sat in front of the harbor, it was built on the island of Pharos, to help guide trade ships...   [tags: Great Pyramids, statue of Zeus]

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Hauntings on the Island of the Alcatraz Prison

- Have you ever heard of the hauntings on the island of the Alcatraz prison. About the ghostly sightings, freezing cells, extra counts, and mysterious murders. Are these real life sightings or just some legends told around the campfire. The stories are about the man with the glowing eyes, Cellblock D, and the lighthouse. To this day the ghosts still roam the abandoned cells and linger in the empty halls waiting to be noticed. The Island of Alcatraz started construction in the 1850’s and in 1861 the first unlucky prisoners stepped onto the island....   [tags: ghostly sightings, mysterious murders]

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George G. Toudouze´ Three Skeleton Key - Literary Analysis

- Three lighthouse keepers, Itchoua, LeGleo, and the narrator, must fight for their lives against hordes of vicious rats, written by George G. Toudouze, Three Skeleton Key is suspenseful, telling of rats that will make your feet crawl. This literary analysis will deconstruct the story made popular in early 1950’s. The Story begins on Three Skeleton Key, where three men, Itchoua, LeGleo, and the narrator are employed at a lighthouse on a small island called Three Skeleton Key. An abandoned ship plagued with sea-faring rats slammed into the rocks of the island....   [tags: Rats, Horror]

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The Roosevelt Island 's New York City Transportation System

- ... Instead of the ordinary MTA bus’ gloomy colors of white and blue, the Red Bus’ alluring glare of red immediately caught my attention. Its dazzling color already pulled me in. I felt a strong urge to ride the Red Bus.Surprisingly, the MTA cards were unneeded to ride the bus. Passengers freely hop into and out of the bus without having to receive the driver’s frown. The bus endowed a sense of freedom to Roosevelt Island visitors to tour the island. The bus exposed us to Roosevelt Island residents and secrets, and the bus continues to take visitors places....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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The Russian Revolution Of 1917

- Another one of the changes that took place during this time period was the social change that came along with the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was inspired by Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, which brought to the attention of its readers “the dark mood of the political and social landscape of Europe [and outlined the bases for a] socialist revolution” (The Rise of Socialism (Overview)). According to Nadis, this call was answered with the Russian Revolution of 1917 when “the imperial rule of the czars of the Romanov dynasty [was overturned by the working class] and [thus creating] the world’s first communist state.” (Russian Revolution (Overview))....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx]

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Container City in Trinity Buoy Wharf

- Background Trinity buoy wharf is located on the East side of London along the north bank of the river Thames where it meets bow creek. It was originally the location of Trinity house, an association involved heavily in the tools required to navigate the coasts of England, such as lighthouses, buoys and lightships. Trinity house has since been known as the pioneer constructors of their navigational equipment. Trinity buoy wharf is currently the only site in England to be the home of a lighthouse, which was used to train lighthouse keepers and test new equipment....   [tags: housing, materials, sustainable]

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Shutter Island : Edward ( Teddy ) Daniels And His Partner

- ... Solando warns Teddy of the mind control experiments and procedures being done. Still not finding his partner, Daniels goes back to the hospital. Upon asking where Chuck is, Dr. Cawley claims that Teddy never had a partner, he came alone to the island. At this point, Teddy is convinced they have captured Chuck and taken his to the lighthouse. Daniels commits a series of diversions and eventually breaks into the light house. Here he finds nothing except for Dr. Cawley patiently waiting on him....   [tags: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Delusion]

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Virginia Woolf 's A Body Of Literature

- One of the most brilliant and influential authors of her time, Virginia Woolf produced a body of literature that effected deep and long lasting impacts on the world around her. Woolf experienced a lifetime of internal conflict and circumstances that were out of her control that eventually drove her to suicide in 1941. Plagued with a history of mental illness and influenced by her nonconformity, her writings have created new outlooks to be explored on topics such as modernism, feminism, androgyny in literature, as well as countless others....   [tags: Feminism, Sociology, Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway]

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

- While the ancient world left little written record, the evidence that we do have depicts it as far more advanced and culturally rich than many would expect. From the Phoenicians in Mesopotamia to the Mayans in Central America, technological advancements and complex theories drove the ancient civilizations ahead. Great thinkers from that period like Socrates (other great thinkers) left huge marks on the literary world. Great scientists like Copernicus (other great scientists) developed theories that provided the foundations for more modern thought....   [tags: History, Herodotus, List of Wonders]

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Light House PLC- Sustainability Reporting Practice

- LIGHT HOUSE PLC SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING PRACTICE In Sri Lanka Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Guidelines on Sustainability Reporting, is considered as the best practice for corporate sustainability reporting. However very few companies in Sri Lanka follow these (GRI) guidelines and their reports are prepared with the minimum application level of the (GRI) guidelines. On the other hand many of the companies only made disclosures relating to sustainability reporting practices in their annual reports in which their social and environmental impacts are included....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Global Reporting Initiative, Reporting]

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Virginis Wiilf and Djuna Barnes

- Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes were writers experimenting with new, modern ways of life, and they expressed new-age philosophies in their novels. Both writers explore a more emotional side Modernism than the other male writers, with greater emphasis on character relationships, thoughts and emotions. To the Lighthouse does this by posing the futility of ambitions in the novel, suggesting that it is pointless to sentimentalizing previous dreams, since actuality is unlikely to reflect them. Both Barnes and Woolf look back at the great minds of history and critique their views, often dismissing them as old-fashioned....   [tags: Writers, Modernist Movement, Analysis]

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The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

- In 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A novel about the struggle between impulses and choices. By looking at The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, one can see that Robert Louis Stevenson included the theme of good vs. evil because he struggled with his own inner demons. Robert Louis Stevenson was the only child of Thomas and Margret Stevenson. Thomas Stevenson was a Scottish lighthouse designer and meteorologist. He designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland during his lifetime....   [tags: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde]

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Social Media And Child Welfare Organizations

- Group and Recruit Members First, this group will consist of at least five members and no more than fifteen members or else it will become too impersonal. Different ways to announce this group will be to use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, announce on The Lighthouses’ website (the sponsored agency), and varies adoption blogs. Another way to get the word out about this group is through the use of referrals. Networking with local adoption agencies, child welfare organizations, school counselors, other social work coworkers, acquaintances or past classmates to let them know about the group, its purposes, and to encourage to spread the word themselves....   [tags: Mother, Want, The Members, Member of Parliament]

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The Virtues of Love in Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds"

- William Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" is a Shakespearean or English sonnet that attempts to determine the true meaning of love. The dictation used to write this sonnet reveals a number of meanings to readers. The speaker uses the imagery to compare love to a ship lost at sea. The writer often uses caesuras, in this poem, which applies emphasis on some parts of the poem. The author uses many elements to define what true love is not; then, he moves on to tell what true love is and how it withstands the test of time....   [tags: true love]

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Web Accessibility: How Improving Online Communication for the Blind Aids Businesses

- Many businesses are struggling in today’s sluggish economy. According to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate, total retail sales for Christmas week 2010 were down 4.1 percent and foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores fell 6.1 percent. To increase sales, companies must look for new marketing ideas and revenue streams. Web advertising and the creation of online storefronts— ‘click-and-mortar’ stores versus ‘brick-and-mortar’ stores—are two such ideas (Journal of Interactive Advertising 2002)....   [tags: Technology ]

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Use of Stream of Consciousness by Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot

- Stream of consciousness is a key technique used most famously by modernist writers T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf. The Oxford-English Dictionary defines consciousness as “Internal knowledge or conviction; the state or fact of being mentally conscious or aware of something.” The term “stream of consciousness” is what is going through an individual’s mind. There is always a conversation going on within a person’s mind, whether it is an internal debate or just a general observation. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms defines stream of consciousness as “The continuous flow of sense-perceptions, thoughts, feelings and memories in the human mind.” To put in simpler terms, stream of consciousn...   [tags: psychology, william james, monologue]

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A Struggle for Identity in Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

- In the beginning of Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Teddy Daniels believes he is a U.S. Marshal sent to Shutter Island with his partner, Chuck, to investigate the case of an escaped patient, Rachel Solando. Rachel Solando is said to be a very dangerous patient who murdered her three children. She had somehow escaped her cell in the mental ward and is somewhere on the island. As soon as Teddy and Chuck hop of the ferry and onto the desolate island, they’re greeted with aloofness and suspicion....   [tags: investigation, memory, hallucination]

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A Day In The Life of An Alexandrian Woman

- Gaia a wife and mother of 28 yrs. her husband Clio 36 yrs., sons; Demeter 10, Alexander 13, Adonia a young daughter 4 years. Slaves: A widowed maid-servant, nursemaid and seamstress Cassandra and Ajax a strong old male prisoner who follows Gaia on errands and performs the heavy manual labor for Cassandra and Gaia. Gaia slipped on her crepe thin robe and crept out on her large balcony from her bedroom. She enjoyed seeing the last of the twight light just before the sun came up but the Pharos lighthouse was still lite by fire and the constellations gazed their last in a sky full of crimson and blue....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Very Brief History of Alacatraz, the Prison

- With shackles on hands and feet, you face the floor and walk in a shuffle off the island ferry with the others following close behind. You look up to catch a glimpse of the substantial structure ahead with a correctional officer standing before it. You put your head back down and continue to walk. The correctional officer flashes a smile you do not see, but you can hear his simple but chilling words – “Welcome home.” Known to be stone cold and unforgiving, miles away from the mainland on a 22 acre mass of rock lies a prison where the most uncontrollable prisoners in America were controlled with strict daily routines and un-sympathizing punishments… Discovery Before Alcatraz was used by A...   [tags: Prison, Island]

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Light of Hope by Thomas Kinkade

- The painting Light of Hope is a realistic painting of a light house on the coast of an American shore done by contemporary artist Thomas Kinkade. Thomas Kinkade started his career with his first lithograph, and after some time he realized he was inspired to paint not for the money but from his heart. His main goal became glorifying God and spreading His light. Kinkade grew up in Placerville, California and growing up to be a big family man. Often in his paintings he leaves little symbols representing his wife and children....   [tags: artwork, christianity, God, symbolism, glory]

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Sarah Water 's Affinity And Virginia

- When looking at narrative voice and fiction in Sarah Water’s Affinity and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse it is clear that although there are some apparent similarities there are stark contrasts between the two. Both texts are seen as abstract, feminist texts due to the, often taboo, subjects that they explore. Sarah Water’s neo Victorian novel Affinity explores taboo passions against the backdrop of the Victorian capital thus creating a seamless combination of tradition and originality . Waters’ explores female sexuality and position in society through the narrative voice, style and chronological order of the novel....   [tags: Victorian era, Victorian literature, Gender]

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Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife

- Una's Search for Religion in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a novel filled with references to the Bible and God. In writing Ahab's Wife, Sena Naslund could not ignore Melville's biblical allusions. Naslund's novel is a reaction to Moby Dick, and therefore Una does not accept Melville's omnipresent religion. She cannot bring herself to belief in the basic tenants of Christianity, and is constantly searching for a new community, or philosophy that will embrace her ideals....   [tags: Naslund Ahab's Wife Essays]

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Sound Of Waves by Yukio Mishima

- This is a Reading Log a. July 16, 2007 2:20pm-2:45pm b. 17 pages c. ¡°The boy purposely passed directly in front of the girl. In the same way that children stare at a strange object, he stopped and looked her full in the face. The girl drew her eyebrows together slightly. But she continued staring fixedly out to sea, never turning her eyes toward the boy. Finishing his silent scrutiny, he had gone quickly on his way¡¦¡± d. Page 8, spoken by the narrator Ever Since the beginning of the novel, Shinji is explained as a skilled fisherman who is flunking his last year in high school....   [tags: Reading Log Journal]

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