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Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady

- Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady   In the Johnson age there are many popular writers.  One of these authors is Samuel Richardson, who was a novelist.  His most popular novels were Pamela and Clarissa, which are both constructed of a series of letters.  Clarissa, however, was regarded as one of his most popular European novels.  "His masterpiece, Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady, one of the greatest European novels, was published in 1747-8" (Richardson, 1).   When Richardson wrote Clarissa his intention was to write a novel of a series of letters that were written by an unskilled author.  This book contains 537 letters written by various characters in the novel.  B...   [tags: Clarissa History of a Young Lady]

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Clarissa's Way of Death

- Clarissa's Way of Death In Clarissa, Samuel Richardson finds "an exemplar to her sex." But her story does not provide a model to live by, as such a qualification may lead one to expect. Only in the afterlife does Clarissa presumably receive what she deserves. The life suggested by her example is untenable. Clarissa's death is the inevitable result of her unrealistic, unimpeachable virtue ­ a virtue that is defined less by what she does than by what she will permit. Her death serves not only a narrative end in the novel, but the demands of psychological realism....   [tags: Samuel Richardson Clarissa Essays]

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Family in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa

- Family in Samuel Richardson's Clarissa Family plays an extremely important role in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa. Biological families drive the action and the plot of Clarissa. Clarissa’s family tries to force her into marriage with Solmes and therefore drives her into the waiting arms of Lovelace. Throughout Clarissa, biological families fail. James Harlowe Senior, weak from the gout, passes his paternal authority on to his son, creating a fictional version of kinship. Lovelace’s family does not control him....   [tags: Kinship Samuel Richardson Clarissa Essays]

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Analysis Of Clarissa 's ' The Crucible '

- passage, Clarissa makes a statement that her husband is “better” than she is, saying, “you see round, where I only see there”(Woolf, 51). It is understood that Clarissa is very dependable on her husband and views him as a superior figure. Earlier in this scene, the couple made jokes at at the other guest’s expense, and readers saw Clarissa act as if she was nobody’s fool. However, the stated quote shows Clarissa preferring to act as foolish when she talks with Richard. Their depiction as a conventional duo continues when Richard kisses his wife and “reduces her to a pretty little creature....   [tags: Patriarchy, Feminism, Mrs Dalloway, Gender role]

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Clarissa Harlowe Barton: A Brief Biography

- I am writing this paper on Clarissa Harlowe Barton also known as Clara Barton. I will show how Clara Barton was a pioneer in American nursing. My paper will examine Clara’s life as the founder of the Red Cross and her work to aid soldiers during major battles during the Civil War. I will show how nursing was a profession that was looked down upon during this time and how her perseverance to care for those less fortunate set many of the ground rules that many of today’s nurses follow even with all the technological innovations in modern medicine....   [tags: pioneer in American nursing]

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Personal Narrative : My Sister Clarissa

- I really started to have ‘motherly’ traits in January 2000, when my little sister Clarissa, was born. My mother tells the two of stories oh how I would tuck her in, tell her stories, and bring her baby toys when she would cry. Yes, most little kid’s love to help their parent’s after a little sibling comes along but I never ‘grew out’ of wanting to help with kids. Because my parents had me at such a young age I was one of the first child in the family and the first kid in their group of friends....   [tags: Family, Childhood, Early childhood education]

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Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith

- Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are two of the character is in the book Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are unhappy with their lives. Although, Clarissa and Septimus are both unhappy the basis for their unhappiness stems from different reasons and/or events that have happened in their lives. But the both fear the can not feel as others feel. Clarissa Dalloway, a middle aged upper class woman, is unhappy because of choices she has made in her life she also fears that she can not feel things as others do....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Character of Clarissa Dalloway Created by Virginia Woolf

- Virginia Woolf creates interesting contrast within the character of Clarissa Dalloway using stream of consciousness narration in her novel Mrs. Dalloway. Clarissa’s inner thoughts reveal a contrast between her lack of attraction to her husband due to her lesbian feelings and her fear of loosing him as a social stepping stone. These contrasts and many others can be seen throughout the novel using the literary device of stream of consciousness narration. Clarissa’s character reveals to us early in the book her lack of attraction to her husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Canonical Literature: Rape of the Lock

- Children grow up learning that just because someone teaches something, it doesn't mean they'll follow their own advice. In Rape of the Lock, Clarissa lectures: “Say, why are beauties praised and honored most,/ The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?/ Why decked with all that land and sea afford,/ Why angels called, and angel-like adored. Why round our coaches crowd the white-gloved beaux,/ why bows the side box from its inmost rows?/ how vain are all these glories, all our pains,/ Unless good sense preserve what beauty gains;/ That men may say when we the front box grace,/ ‘Behold the first in virtue as in face!’” (Canto 5 9-18)....   [tags: children, clarissa, shakespeare]

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Comparison of Characters in Aphra Behn’s The Fair Jilt and Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa

- Comparison of Characters in Aphra Behn’s The Fair Jilt and Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa Superficially the characters Clarissa Harlowe and Miranda seem, not only to be extremely different, but complete opposites. Clarissa is an exemplary model of virtue and goodness. Samuel Richardson presents her as a chaste and innocent daughter. She is forced from her duty by a conniving brother into the arms of a manipulative man. She is the victim. Miranda is the villain of The Fair Jilt. Aphra Behn portrays her as a woman who knows what she wants and will do anything to get it, including murder....   [tags: Compare Contrast Richardson Behn Essays]

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Guy Montag in Farenheit 451

- As the main character of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is obviously an important character. Although his physical characteristics are not described in detail, his emotional, social, and intellectual characteristics are well-defined. Throughout the story, Guy Montag undergoes many hardships, which shapes a completely new personality. By the end of the story, he has a new point of view that allows him to think and feel differently. At the beginning of the story, Montag is emotionally stable. It is evident that he is happy with his job when he says, “Kerosene is nothing but perfume to me.” He describes their routine as “Well, it's a job just like any other....   [tags: main character, clarissa]

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Mrs. Dalloway

- I. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, was published on May 14, 1925 in London, England. The novel follows Clarissa Dalloway and a variety of other characters throughout the span of one day in their lives in 1923 London. Woolf utilizes a narrative method of writing. With the novel’s structure, the narrator possesses the ability to move inside of a character’s mind and compose her thoughts and emotions immediately as events occur throughout the day. The novel’s main character, Clarissa, is a middle-aged woman who belongs to the upper-middle class in society and is well-married to a Member of Parliament—Richard Dalloway....   [tags: Character Analysis, Clarissa Dalloway, Wolf]

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Creative Writing: Dragon's Throttle

- ... Callahan.” “Miss Clareese, impressive. You ride?” “No and yes. Well... not in a while, but someday.” “Really. Someday could be this weekend.” He had my attention. “I’m staying the week in one of the cabins, working on both professional and personal projects. The beautiful scenes are inspirational. Anyhow, I ride to and from my home base often. I live by the shore in a quiet beach town, but I love it here too and—” Quickly, I interceded, “I don’t think my luggage will fit in your saddle bags, sir,” I said with a soft laugh....   [tags: dialogue, bradly, clarissa]

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Clarisse Montag Character Analysis Essay

- A chance encounter can change everything. Though the least prominent of the main characters, Clarisse McClellan of Fahrenheit 451 leaves a lasting impression. Idealistic and imaginative, her sole purpose in the tale is to contrast, to differ. In a dystopian world filled with conformity and apathetic individuals, Clarisse is a character who appreciates the little things and contests the views of those around her. After meeting Montag, Clarisse inspires the man to think differently. This teenage girl, in just one conversation, manages to change Montag forever....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Novel, Ray Bradbury]

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Clarisa: a Deeper Meaning

- “Intense love does not measure, it just gives. “ (Mother Teresa) This sentence perfectly describes the character Clarisa in the short story, “Clarisa” written by Isabel Allende because of her giving nature and devotion to helping other people. In this short story, Clarisa is the model of gentility and compassion by giving absolutely every thing she had, and even spends “…the last cent of her dowry and inheritance,” (434) and, “In her own poverty, she never turned her back on the poverty of others” (434)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Isabel Allende]

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Technology in Farenheit 451

- In the technology driven society of Fahrenheit 451, where books are banned and everyone’s favorite pastime is the mindless task of watching T.V, it is rare for anyone to have any intellectual curiosity. However, pale skinned Clarisse is different. She has a different view on society and is a breath of fresh air to fireman Guy Montag. Clarisse acts as a window to the path of knowledge and understanding to Montag and opens his mind to the idea of books and intellectual awareness. In the beginning of the book, a pattern is formed where Guy Montag begins to aquire intellectual curiosity....   [tags: clarisse McClellan, Montag]

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Outer Appearance in Classic Literature

- It is said that a person’s personality shows in their outer appearance. A large amount of classic literature uses a character’s outer appearance to hint of a character’s inner state or environment. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a character’s outer appearance is used to reflect their inner personality or turmoil or a their influence in the novel, giving the reader an in depth look into a character’s soul. Fahrenheit 451 uses Clarisse, Mildred, and Faber’s appearance to help reflect their personalities and reinforce their influence in the novel....   [tags: william golding, Clarisse McClellan]

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

- Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a futuristic dystopian society where a fireman, Guy Montag, questions what he has been told his entire life. The novel begins when Guy, more commonly referred to as Montag, leaves the fire station late at night. Montag is a fireman; however, in this novel, firemen are portrayed as men who start fires rather than put them out. While walking home, Montag runs into a young girl named Clarisse who is very out of the ordinary. They begin to have a conversation about Montag’s job, which consists of burning the books that are forbidden in the society they live in....   [tags: Character Analysis, Montag, Clarisse]

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Farenheit 451: Guy Montag

- I. List the main characters we have seen so far and what we know about them 1. Guy Montag: Appearing from the first pages of novel, Guy Montag is the protagonist of Fahrenheit 451. However, he is not described like a hero. The reader can understand his task, but the way he chase the goal often seem awkward and spontaneous. Montag’s belief in his job and his society starts to decrease when he meet his “strange” neighborhood in the novel’s opening express. In front of the myriad and complication of book for the first time, he is confused and overwhelmed....   [tags: clarisse, film, main character]

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Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway It is obvious all through the Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway that the character advancement and multifaceted nature of the female characters of the story are focused on much more than their male partners. It is my sentiments that the size of this character advancement comes to fruition due to the perceptions and sentiments of the primary character Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway. From the earliest starting point we get this depiction that she has a sentiment having a greatly decent feeling of character yet she is shallow, conceding she does numerous things not for herself but rather for other 's assessments....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, Girl, Female]

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Decision Dilemmas in Mrs. Dalloway

- As people grow older, many feel trapped in their lives because of decisions in the past. Due to the regret in their decisions, people often become unhappy and feel stuck in the lives they have chosen. The character Clarissa in Mrs. Dalloway does just that. In novel, Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa becomes a prisoner in her adult life as a result of her upbringing, need for social status, and relationship choices she has made in the past. Clarissa Dalloway’s childhood was the foundation on her lavish adult lifestyle....   [tags: upbringing, prisoner, status, relationship, class]

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Modernism In Mrs. Dalloway

- Clarissa Dalloway in Mrs. Dalloway This essay will look at Clarissa Dalloway, who is the main character in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Even though she is a woman, Clarissa’s statements, actions and attitudes in the story comply with modernism. Modernism is ideas of actions and feelings that change from what it used to be back then. An example of modernism is that education is for wealthier men only and no woman can get an education without being criticized for being a woman, only the rich can attend and the poor cannot....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Bloomsbury Group, Mrs Dalloway]

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway It is apparent throughout the Virgina Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway that the character development and complexity of the female characters of the story are concentrated on far more than their male counterparts. It is my feelings that the magnitude of this character development comes about because of the observations and feelings of the main character Mrs....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Dalloway]

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Contract and Employment Course work

- Advise on whether Clarissa can pursue a claim for unfair dismissal compensation against Precision Missiles PLC The Employment Rights Act of 1996 and the Employment Act of 2002 deals with the issue of unfair dismissal of employees and Clarissa should be conversant with the provisions of this Act. Moreover, Clarissa needs to know that the employment tribunal deals with issues of unfair dismissal and that she has to prove that she is entitled to bring a claim of unfair dismissal and a claim for compensation before presenting her claim....   [tags: Employment Policies]

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- ... Clarissa proves that if you follow your head, then in the end things can work out on their own, and there can be a proper love for you and your partner. Richard Dalloway and Clarissa ended up getting married and having a daughter Elizabeth. “Richard doesn’t seem concerned about Carissa’s old flame Peter. She is locked down into their marriage.”(Mr. Bryant). Mr. Bryant brings up the point that Clarissa is locked into a marriage, and that is why Richard is so comfortable with Peter’s return. It shows that Carissa is happy with the man she has chosen....   [tags: literary analysis, war veterans, suicide, ptsd]

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Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway     Clarissa Dalloway, the central character in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, is a complex figure whose relations with other women reveal as much about her personality as do her own musings. By focusing at length on several characters, all of whom are in some way connected to Clarissa, Woolf expertly portrays the ways females interact: sometimes drawing upon one another for things which they cannot get from men; other times, turning on each other out of jealousy and insecurity....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Cultural Disenchantment in a Postwar Climate Illustrated in Virginia Woolf’s Novel Mrs. Dalloway

- One of the principal themes in Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is the English people’s collective loss of confidence in the state of the British Empire after the First World War. Set in London in the June of 1923, the novel opens at the close of a global war that lasted only four years but cost the United Kingdom more than 100,000 lives and permanently shifted the political boundaries and social world order of its people. Each of the novel’s many characters represent a different aspect of the English citizens’ disenchantment with established, presupposed cultural values and worldview brought about by the unexpected lack of glory in victory or dignity in the dead and wounded multitudes....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway, argumentative, persuasive]

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Mrs. Dalloway By William Woolf

- Early twentieth century author Virginia Woolf was fixated on the ideas of philosophy and time. Woolf believed that people were only here for a short period of time. She also believed that everyone’s life was made up of moments. Those moments could either be expanded upon or pass by; once a moment passes by, then it is gone forever. When a moment is expanded upon, then that means the moment feels as though it is more than just a second. That moment holds a special meaning or event. Woolf often incorporated these ideas about the temporality of time into her works; it is most apparent in her novel, Mrs....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, Time, Strike action]

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A Haunted House By Virginia Woolf

- Virginia Woolf’s Literature on Subject “She Misses Him” Love, which is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection, is commonly used as a theme by writers from around the world. English writer Virginia Woolf, for example, has written several literary works on human nature. Her free-form prose style earned her credits for which her creations published in the 1920s were most distinguished. Love is not love without memories, both the novel Mrs. Dalloway and the short story “A Haunted House” are elaborately written by Virginia Woolf about love; however, the character Clarissa from Mrs....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf]

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Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Woolf

- The novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf talks about a day of the main character named Clarissa Dalloway and the story about other people around her. One thing that I find significantly about the novel is there are two different stories about two people, a comparison of the female character Clarissa Dalloway versus Septimus Warren Smith, a shell-shocked solider that has mentally issues. Virginal Woof has successfully created a contrast between these two characters and moreover, Woolf has used several imageries and also symbolisms in the novel in order to help amplify the contrasts....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, World War I]

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Mrs. Dalloway 's `` The World Seen By The Sane And The Insane ``

- When Virginia Woolf first began sketching out her plans for Mrs. Dalloway she wrote in her journal that she wanted to show “the world seen by the sane and the insane”. Although Clarissa Dalloway is the story’s main character there is a parallel and equally significant male lead as well, Septimus Smith. These characters are an interesting set because they balance each other perfectly. They have much in common but even more to set them as almost polar opposites. Clarissa is very involved with the physical world, worrying about parties and very aware of her surroundings....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, World, Anxiety]

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Social Oppression in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- The physical and social setting in "Mrs. Dalloway" sets the mood for the novel's principal theme: the theme of social oppression. Social oppression was shown in two ways: the oppression of women as English society returned to its traditional norms and customs after the war, and the oppression of the hard realities of life, "concealing" these realities with the elegance of English society....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Perception is Reality in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Although the entire novel tells of only one day, Virginia Woolf covers a lifetime in her enlightening novel of the mystery of the human personality. The delicate Clarissa Dalloway, a disciplined English lady, provides the perfect contrast to Septimus Warren Smith, an insane ex-soldier living in chaos. Even though the two never meet, these two correspond in that they strive to maintain possession of themselves, of their souls. On this Wednesday in June of 1923, as Clarissa prepares for her party that night, events during the day trigger memories and recollections of her past, and Woolf offers these bits to the reader, who must then form the psychological and emotional make-up of Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy

- Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy           The narrative of Mrs. Dalloway may be viewed by some as random congealing of various character experience. Although it appears to be a fragmented assortment of images and thought, there is a psychological coherence to the deeply layered novel. Part of this coherence can be found in Mrs. Dalloway's psychological tone which is tragic in nature. In her forward to Mrs. Dalloway, Maureen Howard informs us that Woolf was reading both Sophocles and Euripides for her essays in The Common Reader while writing Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Clarissa Dalloway and Peter Walsh are defined by their memories. Virginia Woolf creates their characters through the memories they share, and indeed fabricates their very identities from these mutual experiences. Mrs. Dalloway creates a unique tapestry of time and memory, interweaving past and present, memory and dream. The past is the key to the future, and indeed for these two characters the past creates the future, shaping them into the people they are on the June day described by Woolf....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is a novel that follows the life of Clarissa Dalloway and her connections to the characters introduced in the story. The interaction between these characters is a clear reflection of the issues that were present during post-World War I England. A common motif that is recurring within the novel is the division between the classes. As mentioned Clarissa is an upper-class woman who is married to Richard Dalloway a politician. Similar to many other women Clarissa is bound to the expectations that come with her status, where being a dependent on a man is a common notion....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Wool

- In Virginia Woolf’s book, Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith grow up under the same social institutions although social classes are drawn upon wealth; it can be conceived that two people may have very similar opinions of the society that created them. The English society which Woolf presents individuals that are uncannily similar. Clarissa and Septimus share the quality of expressing through actions, not words. Through these basic beliefs and idiosyncrasies, both characters mimic each other through their actions and thoughts, even though they never meet....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Challenge of Free Indirect Speech in Mrs. Dalloway

- Mrs. Dalloway’s Free Indirect Discourse Modernist writers emergence in the twentieth century brought many changes to literature. They rejected the Romantic focus on nature and being and instead were inspired by the impersonal and capitalistic feelings brought on from machinery and World War I. Soldiers who were sent to war saw death and pain in completely new ways. These experiences, which only worsened with World War II in the 1940s, prevented many soldiers from mentally coming home. Enlisted writers and those back home who saw the shell-shock effects of war used that horror within their writing....   [tags: modernist writer, woolf]

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Class in Virginia Wolf´s Novel Mrs. Dalloway

- Class is something that is stressed in the twentieth century. Class is what identified someone to something. These classes could have been money, love, having a disability and many others. In Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway there are many different types of relationships. In the novel, the reader learns that Clarissa’s husband Richard and her party planning is dominating her, as where Lucrezia’s husband, Septimus, is dominating her. The domination seen in these two ladies is love. Love is an overwhelming power that can influence someone to do something they might have not thought about all the way through, which can ultimately affect their life in the future....   [tags: love, dominating, relationships]

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Mrs. Dalloway And The Grapes Of Wrath

- Social classes have the purpose of creating order and community by categorizing similar people together. Order and categorization are not necessarily negative traits of society, but they are not immune from exploitation and abuse by certain classes of a society. Both Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway and John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath serve as social criticisms of the societal abuses faced by characters in the novels. Woolf views society as the source of conflict for the characters in her novel....   [tags: Social class, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck]

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The Cultural Significance of The Hours

- In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references while intertwining the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours into a piece of queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to create the illusion that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: Homosexual Literature]

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An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Somewhere within the narrative of Mrs. Dalloway, there seems to lie what could be understood as a restatement - or, perhaps, a working out of - the essentially simple, key theme or motif found in Woolf's famous feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Mrs. Dalloway does in fact possess "a room of her own - " and enjoys an income (or the use of an income) that is at least "five hundred a year - " (Room: 164). But most importantly, Clarissa Dalloway also deals with ways of working out female economic necessity, personal space, and the manifestation of an "artistic" self-conception....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]

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Adaptations of Virginia Wolfe

- In approaching a topic such as adaptations, one has to first understand what exactly adaptation means and how it is applied to such works to get the product the "adapter" is trying to create and for what reasons they are "adapting" for. The American Heritage Dictionary defines Adaptation as the following: "1(a). The act for process of adapting. 1(b). The state of being adapted. 2. A composition recast into a new form: "The play is an adaptation of a short novel." 3. An alteration or adjustment by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway In Jacob's Room, the novel preceding Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf works with many of the same themes she later expands upon in Mrs. Dalloway. To Mrs. Dalloway, she added the theme of insanity. As Woolf stated, "I adumbrate here a study of insanity and suicide; the world seen by the sane and the insane side by side." However, even the theme that would lead Woolf to create a double for Clarissa Dalloway can be viewed as a progression of other similar ideas cultivated in Jacob's Room....   [tags: Novel Analysis Dalloway Woolf]

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Society, Class, and Conflict the Social Criticism of Virginia Woolf

- Virginia Woolf offers interesting analysis of social pressure and social class in Mrs. Dalloway and The Years. Understanding Woolf’s message about society demands a certain amount of sensitivity and decoding on behalf of her reader. Her social criticism in both texts can be easily overlooked because she keeps it subtle and implicit, hidden in the patterns and courses of her characters’ trains of thoughts. Yet upon such close reading, the essential importance of conflict between the individual and society in Woolf’s work becomes clear....   [tags: Literature]

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The Hours by Michael Cunningham

- In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references managing to intertwine the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the queer genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and I will discuss several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to say that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel, but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: The Queer Genre]

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How appropriate is the title to the subject matter of the Novel

- How appropriate is the title to the subject matter of the Novel Enduring love. Throughout the novel Enduring Love McEwan opens the reader’s eyes to many different forms of love through the actions and emotions of his characters. He also makes us aware that people are able to have more than one love. The first love we encounter is that between Joe and Clarissa whose relationship up until the day of Logan’s death was “without a trace of complication”. The fact that the novel starts with something as clichéd as a picnic could represent their relationship so far, it not only sets the scene but instantly tells the reader about the kind of relationship Joe and Clarissa have....   [tags: English Literature]

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Depression in the Hours

- In Michael Cunningham’s The Hours Virginia Woolf, Laura Brown and Clarissa Dalloway’s lives have a common undertone. In each story the three women are forced to confront one of society’s most controversial topics: mental illness. Mental illness is such a controversial topic mainly in part from fear. Many people in today’s society fear the unknown, they fear that in which they do not fully understand; mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. Michael Cunningham shows a different side of mental illnesses using Virginia, Laura and Clarissa to convey his message: Mental illness is something that is not a one dimensional kind of issue....   [tags: Mental Illness, Literature]

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Comparison Of Virginia Woolf 's Enlightened And Controversial Mrs. Dalloway

- During the Modernity period, society transitioned into a progressive way of thinking, characterised with an Avant-garde approach to literature and the arts. While artistic approaches were transformed, civilization remained confined by the societal constraints brought about by the introduction of modernity. Virginia Woolf’s enlightened and controversial Mrs Dalloway interweaves the lives and stories of three multifocal narrators lost in life and time in Stephan Daldry’s The Hours. Both texts leave their characters succumbing to their opulent internal self becoming constrained by the contexts, which surround them, forced to battle or surrender to gender restrictions and the insusceptibility of...   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, Mental health]

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Analysis Of ' Mrs. Dalloway And The Hours

- Postmodern writers retell an original novel by integrating narrative fragmentation, intertextuality, imitation, and self-consciousness into their writing to create a unique novel that extends from an original. An example of an author who has implemented a postmodern form of writing is Michael Cunningham in his novel The Hours. Cunningham retells Woolf 's, Mrs. Dalloway by integrating characters, writing style, and themes from Mrs. Dalloway into that of The Hours. In so doing, Cunningham effectively illustrates a deeper understanding of how a pursuit of perfection leads to feelings of unhappiness and failure in life as demonstrated in the protagonists of Mrs....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, Character, The Hours]

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Integration of Life and Death in Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours

- Integration of Life and Death in Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours show that life and death are dependent on each other. It is a person's life experiences that define their thoughts and feelings on death and death can define their life experiences. Cunningham, the author of The Hours, explains it best: We live our lives, do whatever we do and then we sleep - its as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out of windows or drown themselves or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us, the vast majority, are slowly devoured by some disease or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself....   [tags: Papers]

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway “Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.” -Jules de Gaultier Set just after one of England’s worst tragedies, Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway is a vivid picture of the effects of World War I on London’s high society, often in glaring contrast to the effects of shell shock suffered by war veteran Septimus Smith. For members of high society, the War’s impact is largely indirect, mainly affecting their conversations at posh social functions....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Dalloway Essays WWI]

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Issues in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

- Issues in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway revolves around several of the issues that preoccupied the Bloomsbury writers and thinkers as a group. Issues of androgyny, class, madness, and mythology run throughout the novel. While that is hardly an exhaustive list, these notions seem to form the core of the structure of the novel. Woolf herself, when envisioning the project, sought to produce “a study of insanity and suicide, the world seen by the sane and the insane side by side.” This issue of madness, in particular, gives the novel its form as we follow the twinned lives of Septimus Warren Smith and Clarissa Dalloway....   [tags: Woolf]

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The Death Of Saint Valentine

- River established ways for them to live amid the humans undetected. His first and ultimate law was; they were to never draw attention to themselves, or show their true nature to the mortals. He had made it a law that as each found their Mate, they were to notify him. He accordingly made it law that on February 14th of every year they gathered together to celebrate the death of Saint Valentine consequently, allowing him the ability to account for everyone. As time went on River had all but given up as the other vampires found their mates, yet he and a handful of others had not....   [tags: Girl, Woman, Saint Valentine, The Little Girl]

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Modernism and Virginia Woolf

- ... The most innovative and creative part of the novel consists of the subjective experience of the protagonist ‘Clarissa’ and other central characters of the novel over a single day; hereby, the reader has right to enter the thought of characters which implicitly engages her/him to make own perception of characters by existing in their minds. Woolf describes this literary style in her essay “Modern Fiction” and writes: “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which each sight or incident scores upon the consciousness”....   [tags: consciousness, reality]

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How McEwan Presents Ideas about Memory and Recall in Enduring Love

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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours

- Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Comparing Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- Comparing Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights share similarities in many aspects, perhaps most plainly seen in the plots: just as Clarissa marries Richard rather than Peter Walsh in order to secure a comfortable life for herself, Catherine chooses Edgar Linton over Heathcliff in an attempt to wrest both herself and Heathcliff from the squalid lifestyle of Wuthering Heights. However, these two novels also overlap in thematic elements in that both are concerned with the opposing forces of civilization or order and chaos or madness....   [tags: Compare contrast Woolf Bronte Essays]

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Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death

- Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham is a complicated story that explores life and death. Cunningham attempts to distinguish his writings from author Virginia Woolf's by characterizing sanity and insanity while each protagonist contemplates their own life and suicide. Each woman in The Hours wrestles tension and confusion throughout the novel giving a sense that these issues transcend time. By introducing issues of homosexuality, infidelity, and suicide the reader is invited to think of life's experiences within the context of daily life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]

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Mrs Dalloway

- Upon viewing “Mrs. Dalloway” I was not impressed. The movie seemed to jump from the present to the past. The character Septimus didn’t appear to have any purpose in the storyline. Clarrisa also seemed to be tightly bound by the Victorian lifestyle of the day to make her interesting to me. The plot just seemed too hard to follow. This movie must have been for people that look for meaning deeper than I. I believe that Mrs. Dalloway was fixed on the past. For one thing, the audience never saw Clarissa Dalloway think about the future; she always went back to the past....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Social/Economic Upper-Class in England in Mrs. Dalloway, Sense and Sensibility, and The Picture of Dorian Gray

- The social/economic upper-class in England in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray are depicted through the characters’ lifestyles, wealth, and behaviors. Woolf, Austen, and Wilde give insightful portrayals of the characters by emphasizing their social roles in the England society. Their portrayals of the characters suggest that they are critical of the upper-class’ factitious lifestyles. Members of England’s social/economic upper-class in Woolf’s, Austen’s, and Wilde’s literary works are distinguished by their lifestyles....   [tags: Comparative, Austen, Wilde]

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The Rape of the Lock and 'Tam o' Shanter'?

- In this essay I will look at The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope and 'Tam o' Shanter' by Robert Burns, and conclude if they have genuine morals and if so what are they and how do they compare to each other. The Rape of the Lock in an overview seems to paint a picture of human vanity and the rituals of courtship. The poem appears to have a light almost trivial subject- the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair, however the fashionable/upper class world sees this as serious. In more of a detailed reading the poem also portrays the relationship between men and women, in particular with how they are more concerned with social status, physical beauty and material values as opposed to their moral...   [tags: Comparisons, Novel Analysis]

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Providing A Diagnosis : Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway

- Providing a Diagnosis: Virginia Woolf “The Hours” is based on the Pulitzer winning novel by Michael Cunningham. The movie and the book follows Virginia Woolf and two fictional characters , Laura Brown and Clarissa Vaughan. These three women 's experiences are interwoven by feelings of not belonging in their idealistic worlds and yearning to be liberated from their trite existence. The story begins in 1923 in the countryside of Richmond with Virginia Woolf, writing her critically acclaimed novel Mrs....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Suicide, Mental disorder]

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Life Inspired By Death : Mrs. Dalloway

- Isabella Thompson Prof. Feldman ENAM 3800 April 23, 2015 Life Inspired by Death: Mrs. Dalloway Interpreted by The Gay Science Life and death are dualities. These two immaterial forces culminate into a beautiful and tenuous composition creating an awareness of abject mortality that indirectly contributes to the breadth and depth of human existence. This existence or being is marked by an incessant love of life, influenced by the pervasive knowledge of eventual death. The characters in Mrs. Dalloway endeavor to grasp the meaning of both life and death through the act of resistance and/or acceptance of the impermanence of human existence as it relates to them personally and to those around t...   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Existence]

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Milton Vs Pope

- A Crime of Fate In Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve commit the first sin, and from this point on, all other sins are mere copies of this. Alexander Pope uses this to his benefit when he depicts the crime in The Rape of the Lock. By alluding to Milton’s work, Pope is able to comically refer to the cutting of a lock of hair as a tragic and epic event. In doing this, he paradoxically assumes that the crime is not one of personal fault, but one fated to happen by God, just as in Paradise Lost....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hero Journey Books Description

- Literature offers readers a variety of characters. In “Hero Journey” books, the protagonist is placed on a road that will take them on a challenging adventure that brings out their courage and willingness to defend others. However, to be able to be called a hero, one must go through change. In particular, the character or protagonist goes through life changes that challenge their existing perspective on life. They begin to look at the world they used to live in differently, because the world they used to live is no longer exist....   [tags: hero, courage, bones city]

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Is the Essential Clash in the Novel between a Scientific or Spiritual Approach to Life?

- One critic may believe that the essential clash in the novel is between the scientific and religious approach to life. This is easily said considering the lifestyles of the main two characters, the way in which they conflict with each other, and this being what the story seems to revolve around. Jed's life is perhaps more extreme than a typical approach to life, his life revolves on his take on religion and what he believed God would want, but it is not based around any kind of organised religion, as might be typical....   [tags: American Literature]

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Individual and Society in Virginia Woolf's Novel "mrs Dalloway"

- According to Viktors Ivbulis (1995: 23 - 29) in Modernist fiction a special attention is paid to an individual who degrades because of the pressure from the society and is therefore shown as a small part of the society being unable to do miracles. Moreover, the 20th century's fight for the power makes the rights of an individual be dependent on the rights of the society. This individual is not a personality anymore that was established in the 19th century literature. It is a simple person, who is depressed by the highly technological world and the demands of the society and is therefore lonesome and isolated....   [tags: European Literature]

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Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf

- Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway, published in 1925, is a romantic drama with deep psychological approaching in to the world of urban English society in the summer of 1923, five years after the end of World War I. The book begins in the morning with the arrangements for a party Clarissa Dalloway will give and it ends late in the evening when the guests are all leaving. There are many flashbacks to tell us the past of each character, but it does not leave the range of those few hours....   [tags: Play Woolf MRS Dalloway]

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The Hours: Women, Sexuality, and Death

- The Hours: Women, Sexuality, and Death The Hours is a movie that won the most awards in 2002.The movie is mainly about relationships, love, and death. This movie follows a single day in the lives of three women in different time periods between 1941 to 2001.The clothes that all three of these women wore were from different time periods. It is apparent from this movie that throughout history women were faced with trials and tribulations. Through each of their lives they battled with their own identity and the roles that they should play in society....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Overview and Literary Techniques: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

- INTRODUCTION :- The story of Mrs. Dalloway was written by Virginia Woolf in 1925, and closely relates to her own life. Woolf was born on January 25, 1882 into an upper-class family. At the age of 13, Woolf’s mother died, which was the beginning of her bouts with mental illness. Two short years later, Woolf’s older sister and primary care giver Stella also died. After her death Virginia Woolf began suffering from more severe depression and manic episodes that would stay with her intermittently for the rest of her life....   [tags: homosexuality, feminist, ]

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The Theme of Mental Health Illustrated in Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Cunningham's The Hours

- ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, by Virginia Woolf is a derivative text of ‘The Hours’, written by Michael Cunningham. The novels both share an important theme of mental health. The circumstances of mental health are commonly sympathetic, and empathetic. The characters Septimus and Clarissa in ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ and Richard, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’ show the strongest symbols for this theme. Most of the problems and treatments these characters face are in direct result of the age they live in....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Literary Analysis]

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Mrs. Dalloway

- Mrs. Dalloway (1998) presents a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, an upper-class English woman. Clarissa Dalloway is the wife of Richard Dalloway, a Conservative Member of Parliament. The story takes place in London on a day in June 1923, a day when Clarissa is giving a dinner party. She walks to the florist shop to buy flowers for the party. Admittedly, it's no easy task to make a silly woman's foolish choices an engrossing cinematic experience. For that reason alone the people who tried to make a film of Virginia Woolf's novel, "Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Obsession in Enduring Love

- Explore the ways in which McEwan presents obsession in Enduring Love The theme of obsession is found in many different forms in Enduring Love. McEwan uses language and the presentation of the characters to explore the many different types of obsession. The most obvious obsession in the novel is Jed’s obsession with Joe. As a reader, we find this perhaps the most disturbing because of the intensity with which it is presented. At the opening of the novel, immediately after the accident, Joe walks down the hill to inspect Logan’s body and is closely followed by Jed....   [tags: English Literature]

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Enduring Love: Joe Rose

- In Ian McEwan's Enduring Love, Joe Rose's psychological state understates his insanity. Throughout the novel, Joe Rose, the main character, misinterprets the events occurring right in front of his eyes to make his account more interesting. His tone reveals that he faces difficulty expressing himself in social situations. Although Rose's different view may be the result of a personal problem, his narration leave the reader wondering if his unreliability was caused by a deeper mental illness. Through postmodernity, events in the story and character interaction, Joe shows symptoms of a newly-developed disorder more specifically of: schizophrenia....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Negative View]

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Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn

- Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon, “Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, and the film Hedd Wynn directed by Paul Turner, were works written about World War I. These works were the author’s point of view about the war. The authors described how the war effected people during and after the war was over. The poem “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon was a poem written during World War I. The poem basically states that no man comes out of the war the same....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]

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The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway We live in a consumer society consuming time. We use time to function smoothly but also to channel the direction of our lives. As a college student, I am constantly aware of time. I have a time frame for finishing my college career, as well as constant deadlines to meet. Daily, I divide my hours between my job, my studies, and my friends. In the midst of following external time, I strive for a balance with my internal time. My personal sense of time allows me to live in the present moment....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf Essays]

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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

- Enduring Love by Ian McEwan How important are the Appendices in the novel. The opening of a novel is vital, as it sets the foundations for the story to come. In “Enduring Love” the ending (The appendices) is just as important. The appendices are important in many aspects. Together they are a conclusion to the story, the classic ‘happy ending’ that all readers desire. Thus without them the novel would not conform to McEwan cyclic structure. Starting and ending with love that is endured or love that is enduring....   [tags: Papers]

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World War I Veterans and Shell Shock in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Virginia Woolf’s novel, Mrs. Dalloway, addresses life during the interwar years and more specifically the impact of shell shock on World War I veterans. Septimus Warren Smith, a survivor of the war, suffers daily through the trauma he endured in the war. Woolf highlights societies lack of understanding when it comes to the condition plaguing so many soldier after the war through characters like Dr. Holmes and Sir William Bradshaw. This along with propaganda glorifying the war and instilling the notion of manliness and strength in those that fought led to great misconceptions on the societies ignorance on soldiers suffering from shell shock....   [tags: Social Class Divide, Mental Illness]

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The Role of Women in The Rape of the Lock

- On the surface, The Rape of the Lock is a retelling of an episode that caused a feud between two families in the form of an epic. One might believe that in his version, Alexander Pope portrayed the women of the story as shallow, vain little girls, however on a deeper level the women are crucial to the story. Aside from not being as helpless as they appear, each woman possesses a different kind of power that contributes to their character greatly. Rather than being the conceited and shallow figures expected of the time period, the women in The Rape of the Lock posses more power than meets the eye....   [tags: Alexander Pope, poem analysis]

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