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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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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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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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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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Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Woolf

- Mrs. Dalloway was written by Virginia Woolf in the year 1925. This stream of conscious style short novel outlines one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway. Woolf utilizes an omniscient third party voice to narrate the story, and the point a point of view that shifts often. The narrator mainly focuses on the daily activities of Clarissa Dalloway and the madman ravings of Septimus Warren Smith. The stream of conscious style of writing is a glimpse into the mind of the narrator. It exploits the inner most thoughts and therefore it does not follow any specific pattern....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, World War I, Novel]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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The Effects of Society in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Society is a constant changing idea, whether that change be from region to region or a period of time. People move through it without thinking what they really are doing. Often they do not realize how much pressure society places on one’s being. It is the basis of how a person forms their opinions, beliefs, and morals. The structure of behavior rests in the society one is raised in. People’s acceptance of one another and a desire to conform create a world where people are struggling to fit in. Virginia Woolf sees this....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]

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Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

- Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The scholarship surrounding Woolf’s mysticism by and large focuses on a psychoanalytical approach. While this paper will somewhat attempt to move away from a psychoanalytical methodology, it is valuable to examine the existing scholarship and the departures from this approach. Within this theoretical structure, the critical discussion further breaks down into two separate, though not incompatible, groups: those who see Woolf’s use of mysticism as a feminist statement and those who see Woolf as a mystic....   [tags: Virginia Woolf 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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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 Intersection of External Time and Internal Time in Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

- In Mrs Dalloway, the modernist writer Virginia Woolf undermines the usual conventions of prior prose fiction by adopting an innovative approach to time. She contrasts the objective external time and subjective internal time that structure the plot of the one-day novel. In fact, the story takes place on a single day in June and, by the use of two important techniques, namely the stream of consciousness mode of narration and the interior monologue, the reader is constantly flowing from the present to the past or the future....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf]

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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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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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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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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

- The psychological effect the city environment has on both, the characters and authors, can be seen in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and T.S.Elliot’s the wasteland. The lack of unity of Elliot’s text has lead critics to feel the writing is far too fragmented: My nerves are bad to-night. Yes, bad. Stay with me. Speak to me. Why do you never speak. Speak. What are you thinking of. What thinking. What. I never know what you are thinking. Think. (TWL: 110) However, as Gareth Reeves suggests in the book T.S.Elliot: The wasteland ‘unprecedented conditions of chaos and disintegration demand unprecedented methods of poetic fragmentation’ (16)....   [tags: ts eliot, city environment, the wasteland]

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Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Woolf

- Throughout Virginia Woolf’s novel, Mrs. Dalloway, the reader encountered many different people living in post-WWI London. These characters that Woolf created have different backgrounds, points of view, concerns, and mental states. Through these variances she clearly showed the many intricacies of life in the city. One of the most intriguing of all the characters she crafted is Septimus Warren Smith. Through intertwining story lines, from all the different points of view including his own, it becomes obvious that Septimus was very unique....   [tags: Suicide, Emotion, Virginia Woolf, Second Doctor]

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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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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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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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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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The Light in A Sketch of the Past and Mrs. Dalloway

- The Light in A Sketch of the Past and Mrs. Dalloway      Virginia Woolf's method to writing fiction was always to "dig out beautiful caves1" behind, within, and around her characters - to tunnel through their consciousness in order to tell their story as artfully as one tells his or her own.  It is her "tunneling" process that makes her style so distinctive: her sentences layered with multiple meanings, her paragraphs rich with stream-of-consciousness internal monologue, and her dialogue sparse.  Clearly, she had few qualms about taking the modern novel's all-too-common, linear form of storytelling and turning it upside down in order to dig through to its core - its very essence - and fi...   [tags: Sketch Dalloway]

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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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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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Diagnosing Septimus Smith in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Diagnosing Septimus Smith in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf’s novel, Mrs. Dalloway, features a severely mentally ill man named Septimus Smith. Throughout the novel the reader glimpses moments of Septimus’s dementia and how his poor frazzled wife, Rezia, deals with him. Septimus, who has returned from the war and met Rezia in Italy on his discharge, has a seriously skewed version of reality. He has been through traumatic events during the war, including the death of his commanding officer and friend, Evans....   [tags: Woolf Dalloway Literature Analysis]

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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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Similarities between Madame Bovary and Mrs. Dalloway

- ... Dalloway when she saw the ambulance taking away the body of Septimus after he threw himself out the window (Woolf, 2012, p. 78). This act of suicide is seen to be important to Mrs. Dalloway as it made her think more of her situation and how brave it is for Septimus to not let himself be compromised in his own situation. Mrs. Dalloway saw that though she is content with the life she is currently living, the situation and decision that Septimus made in order to keep his life intact and in the way that he wants to live it, is something that she wanted for her own life....   [tags: satisfied, unhappy, life, lacking, feel]

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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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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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Relationship Between Mrs. Dalloway And Richard Brown

- depressed, and unhappy housewife and mother in 1949; and Clarissa Vaughn, an editor who’s preparing an awards party for her AIDS-stricken ex-lover and best friend, Richard Brown, in 2001. All three women in one form or another suffer from an extreme form of depression, known as melancholy. Illustrating the events, the women face in only one day, ultimately serves immense significance to the lives of the characters. The Hours, uses additional characters to portray the parallels of suicide and mental illness between the novel and film as well as to express the depth of the personal relationship within the two....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Suicide]

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Use of Time in Waiting for Godot and Mrs. Dalloway

- ... They wouldn't even let us up. (Estragon tears at his boot.)What are you doing. / ESTRAGON: Taking off my boot. Did that never happen to you. / VLADIMIR : Boots must be taken off every day, I'm tired telling you that.” (1.20-22) From this quote and conversation between Vladmir and estragon we are able to see a routine that these charecters do everyday, which later is seen to be a repeated action emphasizing that time is cyclical. Also we are shown that these actions are cyclical through the interactions the two exchange discussing what they should do if he were not to show that day, which would be to show up the next day and wait again....   [tags: character, actions, dislogue, plot, setting]

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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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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

- 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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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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Processing Emotions in Mrs. Dalloway and Demonology

- Processing Emotions in Mrs. Dalloway and Demonology Hold them in or let them out; typically these are the only two options one has in dealing with their everyday emotions. Over time, making this decision has differed greatly. The transition between holding in your emotions and letting them out can be seen between two writers from two different eras. In Virginia Woolf’s Mrs.Dalloway, she portrays people in upper class England during the first half of the 20th century and how they process their emotions....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Rick Moody Social Classes Essays]

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Modernist Movement in Ford's Good Soldier and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- Ford Madox Ford and Virginia Woolf were major contributors to the modernist movement. They, as well as others (such as James Joyce), were trying something new, by breaking down the boundaries of traditional writing. Ford's Good Soldier and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway are two particular examples of the genre. These novels were not well-received in their own time. As time went on, however, the attitudes of the literary world changed and were able to finally see these works for what they really are – exemplary pieces of fiction, certainly worth merit....   [tags: Ford Woolf Dalloway Soldier Modern Essays]

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Resisting Violence and Suffering Concealed by Corruption

- Humans are social creatures, which impinge and get affected by others. All our norms, values and attitudes are born and developed through direct and indirect communications that continuously connect people together. Throughout the history of human’s discrimination, hatred, manipulation and injustice on the basis of class, status and ethnicity has been a part of our society. However we should never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when people around us treat a person according to his or her race and origin....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway, In The Name Of The Father]

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Analysis of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Virginia Woolfe’s Mrs. Dalloway

- Transitions of place, time, and character are key to the storytelling in Salman Rushdie's “Midnight's Children” and Virginia Woolfe’s “Mrs. Dalloway”. Rushdie explores the History, Nationalism and Hybridism of the nation of India after they became independent of Great Britain. Woolfe comments heavily on English society more through her description of her characters, and the weaving of time and place is an effective way to telling the stories of her characters as we follow them through a single day....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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The War is Over: Post World War I in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

- War is an important theme in Mrs. Dalloway (1925), a post World War I text. While on the one hand there is the focus on Mrs. Dalloway’s domestic life and her ‘party consciousness’, on the other there are ideas of masculinity and “patriotic zeal that stupefy marching boys into a stiff yet staring corpse and perniciously public-spirited doctors” , and the sense of war reverberates in the entire text. Woolf’s treatment of the Great War is different from the normative way in which the War is talked about in the post world war I texts....   [tags: British Literature]

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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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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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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Metaphor in Mrs. Dalloway, By Virginia Woolf

- When WWI was over, many people questioned the brutality that carried on over the four years that the war was happening. The Europeans trust in authority and in their country began to collapse, and Modernism was a way they could respond to the damage of those beliefs. It was obvious that the old world was gone and a new one had started to arise. In this new world, while other aspects of Europe were advancing, improvement in the psychiatric treatment of mental conditions, for example shell-shock, fell short....   [tags: Virginia Woolf]

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Britain's Mindset of Grand Superiority in Virginia Woolf’s, Mrs. Dalloway

- Nineteenth century Britain was a dominate empire across the globe. Despite the country’s loss of a major colonial force — the United States — the country still dominate world trade, allowing for a sense of pride to be installed within the hearts of the English. As exposed throughout Virginia Woolf’s, Mrs. Dalloway, the mindset of the British was one of grand superiority. Due to the success of the British empire's colonial expeditions, many British citizens felt as though their country was the greatest and most advanced in the world, creating a sense of superficial, self-centered, pride, as reflected through the character of Clarissa....   [tags: market, india, economoy]

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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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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 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 Depression Of The Depressive Suicidal

- Despite contemplating about taking pills to kill herself, which conveys a desire of minimal aggression to herself, since this method of suicide doesn’t imply any pain or sufferings, Laura couldn’t follow through with her plan. In turn, she chooses to “kill her family,” instead of herself by leaving them once her second child was born and denying their very existence, in what can be understood to be one of the primitive conflicts of the depressive suicidal: the wish to die, to kill, or be killed....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Mrs Dalloway]

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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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Commerce, Politics and the City in A Room of One's Own and Mrs. Dalloway

- Commerce, Politics and the City in A Room of One's Own and Mrs. Dalloway        "...At this moment, as so often happens in London, there was a complete lull and suspension of traffic. Nothing came down the street; nobody passed. A single leaf detached itself from the plane tree at the end of the street, and in that pause and suspension fell. Somehow it was like a signal falling, a signal pointing to a force in things which one had overlooked ... Now it was bringing from one side of the street to the other diagonally a girl in patent leather boots and then a young man in a maroon overcoat; it was also bringing a taxi-cab; and it brought all three together at a...   [tags: Room of One's Own Essays]

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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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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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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

- Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot are representative works of two separate movements in literature: Modernism and Post-Modernism. Defining both movements in their entirety, or arguing whether either work is truly representative of the classifications of Modernism and Post-Modernism, is not the purpose of this paper; rather, the purpose is to carefully evaluate how both works, in the context of both works being representative of their respective traditions, employ the use of symbolism and allusion....   [tags: Modernism, Post-Modernism]

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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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Comparing Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Edward Thomas’ And As the Team’s Head Brass, and the film Hedd Wyn

- Comparing Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Edward Thomas’ And As the Team’s Head Brass, and the film Hedd Wyn The wars of the Twentieth century have had a marked impact on the views and actions of societies all across the world. The impacts of World War I can be viewed vividly through the literature of the time period. In this period, each author had his or her own way of illustrating the effects of the war on their public. Three works dealing in particular with this representation are: “As the Team’s Head Brass” a poem by Edward Thomas, “Mrs....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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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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Mrs. Dolloway by Virignia Woolf

- One of Virginia Woolf’s best-known novels, Mrs. Dalloway features a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional upper-class woman of the post-World War I English society. While most of the novel is primarily centered on Clarissa Dalloway and her preparations for a party that evening as her “offering to the society”, Virginia Woolf also uses the novel to comment on the consequences of World War I on its veterans. Through Septimus Smith, a character who is an ill World War I veteran and suffers from posttraumatic stress, Woolf critically comments on the detrimental effects of World War I....   [tags: veterans, hallucinations, war]

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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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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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The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot

- The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot      This cynical look at a less than ideal marriage keeps the reader at a distance. The opening sentence startles in its baldness "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby" and the second sentence destroys any illusions that the Elliots are enjoying this by stating that "They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it"(Hemingway 85).   The second paragraph uses one long, oddly convoluted sentence to describe their courtship and subsequent marriage....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]

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Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot

- Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot        Ernest Hemingway's "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" ultimately leaves us with a paradox. From its opening line, the story defines the marriage of Hubert and Cornelia as a marriage of failure: failure to conceive a child, failure to communicate, failure to have good sex. Indeed, the story's opening image seems the perfect metaphor for the marriage as a whole: "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby. They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it" (161)....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]

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Mrs. Spring Fragrance By Sui Sin Far And The Good Anna By Gertrude Stein

- During the wake of gender politics in the early twentieth century, Gertrude Stein and Sui Sin Far wrote immigration narratives that feature characters who reject traditional gender norms. As female writers, the intersection of gender, sexuality, and cultural identities inform how each character uses, rejects, reacts to traditional notions of femininity and masculinity. While Mrs. Spring Fragrance by Sui Sin Far and The Good Anna by Gertrude Stein feature characters that challenge traditional gender roles and assert their agency, The Good Anna features characters that challenge gender roles directly by not fitting into gendered expectations....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Mrs. Spring Fragrance]

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A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

- The Theme of "A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In the times of colonies when land was untouched there was a distinct hatred between the native Indians and the new colonists. As one reads the essay: A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, one will understand this hatred. Although the Indians captured Mary Rowlandson, with the faith of God she was safely returned. The reader learns of her religious messages and how she turns to God for safety and strong will....   [tags: A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson]

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The Individual vs. Society in Mrs. Warren's Profession

- Often in life there is a conflict between what is good for the individual and the moral values placed upon the individual by society.  This is true of the characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession.  Shaw clearly demonstrates that actions frowned upon by society are not necessarily evil so long as they benefit the individual.      Perhaps the most obvious example of societal morals conflicting with individual need is the case of Mrs. Kitty Warren.  Mrs. Warren is a woman whose economic standing and lack of any professional skills forced her into becoming a prostitute....   [tags: Mrs. Warren's Profession Essays]

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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession"

- You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ]

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The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

- The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan mother from Lancaster, Massachusetts, recounts the invasion of her town by Indians in 1676 during “King Philip’s War,” when the Indians attempted to regain their tribal lands. She describes the period of time where she is held under captivity by the Indians, and the dire circumstances under which she lives. During these terrible weeks, Mary Rowlandson deals with the death of her youngest child, the absence of her Christian family and friends, the terrible conditions that she must survive, and her struggle to maintain her faith...   [tags: Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays Native Americans]

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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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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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Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

- Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson   Our Nig; or Sketches from the life of a Free Black and  A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  Harriet Wilson’s and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narratives have three things in common.  First, they have a theme of sustaining faith in God throughout their trials.  Secondly, they portray their captors as savages.  Finally, they all demonstrate the isolation felt by the prisoner.     Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson is the story of a Northern girl, born into an interracial family and later abandoned by her parents, forcing her to become the servant of...   [tags: Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays]

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Mrs. Duffy 's Mrs Beast

- In Mrs Beast, Duffy takes a strong feminist stance by encouraging female dominance through taking control of her own sexuality. This is portrayed through the sexual imagery and language used by the protagonist of the poem. The voice of the poem boasts about her intellectual and sexual dominance over her partner, who she names “The Beast”. Her bragging about her sexual experiences is akin to that of a school boy; she describes “the grunts, the groans, the yelps” of her sexual partner, and takes pride in stating that she “had the language”....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Transgender]

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The And Mrs. Ramsay

- In the novel To the Lighthouse, two main characters named Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay have an intriguing relationship with one another. Throughout the novel, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay take alternative viewpoints on life, disagreeing frequently. For example, in the first chapter of the novel, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay argue about what the forecast will be for tomorrow. However, there are certain times where the two of them have an unspoken interaction. They reveal their true feelings for one another, striving to protect each other from harm....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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The And Mrs. Ramsay

- In the novel To the Lighthouse, two main characters named Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay have an intriguing relationship with one another. Throughout the novel, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay appear to have alternative viewpoints on life, and they tend to disagree. However, there are certain times where the two of them have an unspoken interaction where they seem to reveal their true feelings for one another. While one may question the status of their relationship and as to whether it is good or even healthy, Mr. and Mrs....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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