Clarissa Essays

  • Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady

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    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

  • Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith

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    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

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

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    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

  • Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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    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

  • Milton Vs Pope

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    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. “What

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

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    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

  • Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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    diamond possesses many sides but is organic, one whole thing. When Clarissa is 'in the world,' she draws "the parts (of herself) together," she is whole and unified but doesn't show "the other sides of her," as though the social side of Clarissa takes precedence; all others are part of her being but the side she presents to the world best represents the whole. Amazingly, she is aware of this process and one gets the feeling that Clarissa feels that this one-pointed unification represents her at her

  • Clarissa Dalloway

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    understanding. For instance, in Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel, Mrs. Dalloway, two characters, Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Smith, have similar world views even though they are two different people who are not even known to each other. Ralph Samuelson maintains that the novel is about “life and death, sanity and insanity and is to be a criticism of the social system of England” (Samuelson, 60). In the novel, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway, a royal wife, shares almost similar views of the world with Septimus Warren

  • Charles Goodyear

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    years old. At that time he returned to New Haven to join his father’s business, making farm tools. For five years he worked for his father, building up the family business. On August 24, 1824, while he was still working for his father he married Clarissa Beecher who also lived in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1826 Charles Goodyear decided to move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened a hardware store where he sold the products that his father made. Four years after opening this store both Amasa

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

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    people feel or think or dream all over the place? (Lee 93). She wanted to express a point of view, not a plot. Her stream-of-consciousness writing allows us insight into a variety of characters. For example, within the first moments that we meet Clarissa, we rapidly travel between her present, her past, and her thoughts about the fu... ... middle of paper ... ...te technology to increase our efficiency. Our civilization tends to see scientific and monumental achievements as the most valid measures

  • The Hours Sparknotes

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    The Hours The Hours is a novel that deals with the various cultural aspects of life. Michael Cunningham's writing reflects the various nuclear families, the different economic conditions, and the social issues involving the three women in the novel. The Hours begins with Virginia Woolf who is married to Leonard. They do not have any children of their own. Woolf lives in London in 1923 battling mental illness and struggling to write a book, Mrs. Dalloway. She struggled and finished the book

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie The author:  Agatha Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay in England.  Her father was called Frederick Miller so she was born as Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller.  She was educated at home and studied singing and piano in Paris.  In 1914 she married Archibald Christie, but then World War I had broken out.  Agatha worked as a nurse in a Red Cross hospital in Torquay at that time and that experience was useful later on. The book:  I recently read a mystery book

  • Expectations in the Movie The Hours

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    it artistic, intellectual or circumstantial - to cultivate that gift and use it as a vehicle for excellence in life. In the movie The Hours Virginia Woolf, the 20th Century British author; Laura Brown, a doted-upon 1951 Los Angeles housewife; and Clarissa Vaughan, a 2001 New York editor; struggle with their gifts and the expectations they, and others, have for themselves. All three women are obsessed with finding the right balance between living, freedom, happiness and love. The Hours attempts

  • Issues in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

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    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. These preoccupations, occuring in the biographical and intellectual lives of the disparate members of Bloomsbury, revolved around Virginia framing the preoccupations and concerns of the text. In terms of the ambiguous gender identities

  • An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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    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. That this perceived "room" of her famous essay can also serve as a psychological model becomes clearer

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

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    a single day in the life of the story's three central characters, Mrs. Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (Clarissa Vaughn) and Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Woolf parallels author Virginia Woolf preparing to start a new novel. Her day starts dealing with the characters who in real life work for her and her husband Leonard Woolf at their publishing company Hogarth Press. Mrs. Dalloway (Vaughn) appears to be a modern day Clarissa Dalloway who is the central character in both of Woolf's works; Mrs. Dalloway and Mrs. Dalloway

  • Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Wool

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    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

  • Theme Of Clarissa Dalloway

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    In her quasi-tragic life, Clarissa Dalloway exemplifies the loss of the individual self within the British social class during the Post-World War I era. During the Post-World War I era the British social class still remains extremely conservative. Society expects women to follow the norm of marrying a man and baring children. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style, Virginia Wolff’s Mrs. Dalloway follows Clarissa Dalloway over the course of one day as she prepares for her party, and at one point

  • Perception is Reality in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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    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

  • Mrs. Dalloway

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    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