Comparing virginia woolf

Page 1 of 27 - About 264 essays
  • Theme Of The Solid Object By Virginia Woolf

    1177 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Adverse Effects of Obsession: Solid Object by Virginia Woolf The Solid Objects by Virginia Woolf similarly encapsulates the prevailing modernist conception of the impulse to collect, and the author conveys her strong disapproval of the protagonist, John’s collection by describing the negative effects. Implies by Woolf, John raises the lump of glass to the light and holds it “so that its irregular mass blotted out the body and extended right arm of his friend” (11), prefiguring the way in which

  • The Death Of The Moth Analysis

    495 Words  | 2 Pages

    ‘’The Death of the Moth’’ by Virginia Woolf In the death of the moth, the author Virginia Woolf compares the fear of death to the struggle of life by observing a little moth as an example of anyone or anything alive striving to survive. She started her narration by the plural form of the moth ‘’ moths’’ as a way of describing the whole community that is committed to the same fate; however, talking about such a small living being means that if a tiny creature like moths suffers the fear and the struggle

  • Developing My Identity

    1203 Words  | 5 Pages

    “Pay no mind to what other people say; whatever makes an individual happy is what he or she should do.” This quote comes from my grandmother, who tries her best to teach me about an individual’s personal identity. An individual’s identity represents who he or she truly is; it is something that allows a specific person to stand out from the crowd. During an individual’s life, he or she will come across many obstacles that will shape her or his being and will further shape her or him into someone

  • Role Of Doctors And The Medical System In Mrs Dalloway

    1172 Words  | 5 Pages

    Doctors and The Medical System in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is a piece of literature that helped to push forward a culture of writing that she felt was otherwise stuck. Along with a style that transcended how people thought about telling a story, was the commentary. The story is riddled with commentary on politics, society, war, class, and the medical system. Virginia Woolf lets her worldviews bleed into her writing in a way that is somehow both subtle and also

  • Mrs. Dalloway Paper

    1209 Words  | 5 Pages

    Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, was written in 1925, a time filled with many large changes to civilization. The book was written and set right after the biggest war human-kind can remember which killed millions of people, during the peak of industrialization which caused the mass production of items and created thousands of new inventions, while modernist arts and thoughts were growing and, and when national pride was very large for the citizens of the Allied countries in World War I. Virginia Woolf draws

  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

    1495 Words  | 6 Pages

    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

  • Imposing Our Own Ideological Frameworks onto Virginia Woolf and Her Writing

    3784 Words  | 16 Pages

    Imposing Our Own Ideological Frameworks onto Virginia Woolf and Her Writing Whenever we try to imagine the feelings or motives of a writer, we impose our own thoughts and ideas, our own biases, onto that person and their work. Perhaps in order to justify our choices or legitimate the philosophies that we hold dear, we interpret texts so that they fall into place in our own ideological frameworks. Literature, because it engages with the most important and passionate questions in life, evokes

  • Essay on Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse

    2394 Words  | 10 Pages

    Comparing Dubliners and To the Lighthouse In Dubliners and To the Lighthouse, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf explore the depressing results of lives devoid of growth or meaning versus those who dare to live their lives in spite of all strife and adversity. Joyce and Woolf are both concerned with the meaninglessness of stagnant lives, the first operating in pre-WWI Ireland, the second in England during and after the war. "The Dead" and To the Lighthouse both reveal the despair of lives that

  • Virgina Woolf and Feminism Essay

    1763 Words  | 8 Pages

    Virginia Woolf is often categorized as being an aesthetic writer. Most of her works played largely on the concept of suggestion. They addressed many social issues especially those regarding feminine problems. Woolf was acutely aware of her identity as a woman and she used many of writings as outlets for her frustrations. According to her doctrine, the subjugation of women is a central fact of history, a key to most of our social and psychological disorders (Marder 3). The two works I will focus

  • A Room Of One's Own

    1381 Words  | 6 Pages

    In a Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, Woolf claims that “Intellectual freedom depends on material things” (Woolf, 106). However, in Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks The Venus gains material things, but is still never freed from her circumstances. The Girl, later known as The Venus, begins the play with the hopes of making a “mint” in a new country. Although, her naivety is exploited and she ends up being used for the entertainment of others. Throughout the play, The Venus is exploited, humiliated, and