Analysis Of Emily Woolf 's ' Mrs. Dalloway '

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Virginia Woolf’s writing pattern is beautifully interwoven in and out of the thoughts of each character. She has the ability to portray random, yet structured working of the mind giving the reader a sense of mental time. The past, present, and future are constantly intertwining, which allows the reader to enter different frames in Mrs. Dalloway’s life in such a short period of time. This method draws a connection with how people think, feel, and dream in all different directions. Instead of following a basic plot, Woolf expresses a certain point of view in Mrs. Dalloway by digging inside the minds of each character. She constantly uses stream of consciousness, which gives insight for the different characters. These moments of memories and present situations allow the reader to develop a full understanding of Clarissa’s character in only a single day. Woolf successfully illustrates how time can sufficiently reveal one’s character, but in particular uses Clarissa to show that it is impossible to escape the past because of the present reality of time constantly on her shoulders. Woolf presents time in the novel as being sporadic. People tend to imagine time as progressing steadily like a second-hand on a clock, but it is much more than that. Thoughts are constantly being thrown around in the mind making time pass by quickly, slowly, or just makes one freeze in time internally, but not externally. Clarissa arrives at the flower shop in the morning and all of her senses are…
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