Essays Tagged: "Woolf"

Comparative paper on Virginia Woolf's "The Years" and Rainer Rilke's "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge"

ay write about a familiar topic but end up with two very different angles to their issues. Virginia Woolf in her novel The Years, and Rainer Maria Rilke in an excerpt from his work of fiction, The Not ... ck, an emotional knockdown of childhood frailty; on the other hand Through the use of her language, Woolf slowly builds up to a tale created inside the mind of a child which helps her to cope with the ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Suspended in Time: Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway the element of time in a modernist novel

Suspended in Time:Virginia Woolf' Mrs. DallowayVirginia Woolf is forefront among modernist writers like T. S. Eliott and Joseph ... d Joseph Conrad and is most notable for her stream-of-consciousness technique. Most critics cluster Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway with two of her own, Jacob's Room and To the Lighthouse as examples of a techn ... , the fixed time frame and Big Ben's reminder of progressive time are somehow slight. Nevertheless, Woolf professionally and purposefully moves through the narrative from one character to the next cre ...

(8 pages) 197 1 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The color imagery in "The Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf.

ly make life more vibrant, but they can also be linked to characteristics and emotions. In Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, color is frequently used to enhance the imagery and to better represent t ... equently used to enhance the imagery and to better represent the characters and the overall setting.Woolf uses each color to further implant imagery in the reader's mind. She uses the color grey to re ...

(2 pages) 109 3 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Reaching Mrs. Brown: Interiotity and Typification in Virginia Woolf. This is essentially a study of VW's methods of characterisation.

ity and Typification'Character', wrote Arnold Bennett, 'is at the heart of the novel'; yet Virginia Woolf in her essay Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown responded that Bennett's attempts at characterisation ... urse ought to be made of freehold villas and copy estates, not of the imagination.' Character, says Woolf in her essay, changed irrevocably before the War, and a concomitant change in style of writing ...

(13 pages) 101 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The explanation of a work is always sought in the man or woman who produced it." (Roland Barthes) Why should we not look to authorial intention for meaning in literature?

on the text, 'It is language that speaks not the author.'3 In applying Barthes' theory to Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' (1927-28) and Jeanette Winterson's 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit'' (1983-4) I ho ... nterest. They have dealt with issues such as discovering their homosexuality, and whilst married in Woolf's case. Woolf met a tragic end when she drowned herself in the River Ouse and it is easy to lo ...

(7 pages) 97 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

The Sin of Morality in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Virginia Woolf's "In Search of a Room of One's Own," and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"

the essays written by Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Letter from Birmingham Jail" (1963), Virginia Woolf in "In Search of a Room of One's Own" (1929), and Henry David Thoreau in "Civil Disobedience" ... nts that his people have experienced, thus conveying his statements through personal experience. In Woolf's essay, the author begins by describing an unconscious culture that diseased the female popul ...

(7 pages) 128 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Flash back in modern fiction

ideration, African American author Toni Morrison might seem to havea little in common with Virginia Woolf the famous British writer. But the interestingfact is that Morrison wrote her M.A thesis on Wo ... he interestingfact is that Morrison wrote her M.A thesis on Woolf and William Faulkner. Morrisonand Woolf wrote about so many common themes as: freedom, isolation, feministmatters etc...They used diff ...

(5 pages) 49 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Freudian Perspective of "A Haunted House" by Virginia Wool

. The reader follows him/her in both cases'. Nevertheless one finds it difficult to follow Virginia Woolf in her world of fiction, because of her cripted style, especially in stories such as A Haunted ... of fiction, because of her cripted style, especially in stories such as A Haunted House. 'Virginia Woolf's generation grew up in an environment of ideas made up of Russian literature and Freud's psyc ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Death of the Moth vs. The Battle of The Ants

e. While Thoreau vividly depicts a large-scale battle between two ant species in his yard, Virginia Woolf gives a detailed and intimate account of the short life and death of a daytime moth. The diffe ... ference amounts to is that Thoreau's description of the ants is on a large scale, as a whole, while Woolf's experience is a very personal and detailed account of the life and death of a single moth.In ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Double Lives of Servants: A Comparison and Contrast Between the Representation of Servants in Virginia Woolf's "Between the Acts" and Jamaica Kincaid's "Lucy"

vels, many of their ideas about servants' roles in society are similar. Even though the servants in Woolf's novel are, for the most part, secondary characters, Woolf hints at their importance by using ... ges 31-34 in Between the Acts and pages 32-33 and 58 in Lucy .In the passage from Between the Acts, Woolf's diction gives the reader information on the position of servants in the household. Firstly, ...

(11 pages) 32 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mrs. Dalloway as a Modernist text

iterature, the movement is associated with the works of (among others) Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and Franz Kafka. In their attempt to throw off the aesthetic burden of ... The Literature of Replenishment" 68) The modernism of the great fiction writers along with Virginia Woolf was in part a strategy of cultural resistance to dominant mainstream, middle-class, and realis ...

(8 pages) 91 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Conquering the Adventures of Women.

In paragraph six of Virginia Woolf's essay "Professions for Women" she describes the "adventures" women try to overcome. Woolf ex ... s a body."Contemporary women today have less of a struggle with "killing the angel in the house" as Woolf describes in paragraph three of her essay as being the voice telling women they must be sympat ... and hopefully soon no problem at all.Book: Major Modern Essayists "professions of Women" -Virginia Woolf

(1 pages) 15 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Systems of Inequality for Females and Colonized Peopl in Virgina Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and Franz Ferdinand's "Wretched of the Earth"

s far. Both groups were viewed as inferior to European males and also treated as property. Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth exemplify the revolutionary ... n is passionate in his accusations of the European for perpetrating such stereotypes of inhumanity, Woolf seems careful not to blame men for the unequal treatment of women over the centuries. With gre ...

(9 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Relevance of Gender In Society: A research paper on Virginia Woolf's views on gender roles using three of her books, "To the Lighthouse", "Mrs. Dalloway", and "A Room of One's Own".

Virginia Woolf was a master of modern writing. Through her literary genius, she developed a mountain of works ... heme that resounded throughout most, if not all, of her writings was the concept of gender. Whether Woolf was exploring the societal impact on gender or the idea that gender is irrelevant, one thing w ... exploring the societal impact on gender or the idea that gender is irrelevant, one thing was clear; Woolf was obsessed with gender. She was a wonderful feminist writer who was confused by the roles wo ...

(8 pages) 88 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Thelwell Vs Woolfe

Thelwell v. Woolf Modernist art of the 20th century had a great impact on the way we perceive the things around ... ipation of art blaming it on the "private aestheticism" of modernist work. At first sight, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse seems to suffer from this shortsightedness that Thelwell mentions. The sty ... Lighthouse seems to suffer from this shortsightedness that Thelwell mentions. The style with which Woolf depicts life for this average English family of the early 20th century is with such a distinct ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Stream Of Consciousness In "To The Lighthouse"

emotional life, and the hidden psychological life of the character. In To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf develops the ?stream of consciousness? technique as a means of exploring the inner lives of he ... ends and acquaintances. Mr. Ramsay is a professional author and philosopher and the characters that Woolf has placed with him all seem to be of the intellectual set; Lily Briscoe is an artist, Augustu ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Three Guineas

Three Guineas is an important essay written by Virginia Woolf in 1938, a famous feminist writer in England. In this essay, Woolf responds to a letter she re ... on and economic independence as the foundation of social equity and justice.In this essay, Virginia Woolf addresses the "professions of educated men" and their utter lack of ability to prevent war. Wo ... The split between the private and the public realms is putting women in a disadvantageous position. Woolf says:¡±¡­ There are two worlds in the life of the nation, the world of ...

(3 pages) 598 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Three Guineas

Three Guineas is an important essay written by Virginia Woolf in 1938, a famous feminist writer in England. In this essay, Woolf responds to a letter she re ... on and economic independence as the foundation of social equity and justice.In this essay, Virginia Woolf addresses the "professions of educated men" and their utter lack of ability to prevent war. Wo ... The split between the private and the public realms is putting women in a disadvantageous position. Woolf says:¡±¡­ There are two worlds in the life of the nation, the world of ...

(3 pages) 14 1 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

British Literary History: The Modern Period. Essay discusses various aspects of Modernism by studying Joyce's "Ulysses", Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" and Forster's "A Passage to Inida"

he is Jewish.Instead of chronicling the many things characters say and do to one another, Virginia Woolf concentrated on the innumerable things that exist beneath the surface of speech and action. Ac ... ion. Achieving this goal required the development of stream of consciousness. Throughout the novel, Woolf maintains a voice distinct and distant from those of her characters. The pattern of young Jame ...

(2 pages) 10 0 5.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Gender in Mrs Dalloway and Bliss

ties and differences between two modernist literary works; I will be using Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Bliss by Katherine Mansfield. Bliss was first published in 1920 and Mrs Dalloway closely f ... st published in 1920 and Mrs Dalloway closely followed when it was first published in 1925. I chose Woolf and Mansfield because of their differences and because of their similarities, in a few differe ...

(11 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers