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Post World War I Novel. Short Biography On Virginia Woolf And Book Report On Her Work "Mrs. Dalloway"

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Post World War I Novel"Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia WoolfThe ending of World War I in Europe left England in a state of physical and political upheaval. Being the arena for Europe's war, England's physical destruction could be seen everywhere. However, England was also undergoing political and emotional turmoil. In addition to England's loss of political clout with its colonies, women's rights were also being fought out in the public domain. People were suffering from a loss of human life, property and also a way of life. In the rubble of this war, Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, erupted.Virginia Woolf was the daughter of a literary critic from London. She was home schooled, as women in ...view middle of the document...

The novel is an expression of the emotions that were prevalent and the losses that were evident after the conclusion of World War I. The novel contains characters that represent all of the problems encountered after the war. The veteran, the politicians and the women's right activists are all embodied in this novel.This novel chronicles the fate of the veteran, Septimus Smith after his involvement in war and the destructive effects it has had on his psyche. This poetic, gentle man has emerged from war hating not only him but also the world in which he lives. This characterization is also one that could fit both the main character, Mrs. Dalloway and the author herself. Although both the main character and the author herself have depressive feelings about society and their place in it, neither feel that they could take the step that this veteran did in taking his life in order to avoid succumbing to society. Both have their doubts and their periods of unhappiness, however, neither would take the easy way out by committing suicide. In opposition, they both endure the everyday turmoil of their lives. Although the main character feels that she is happy, she constantly questions her decisions in regards to marrying her current husband in order to achieve the easy life.Prior to her marriage to Richard Dalloway, a member of Parliament, she had been in love with both a childhood friend Sally Seton and Peter Walsh, a long-time love of hers. To this day, she still feels conflicted about her choice in marriage and its outcome. She had settled for the comfort of a socially accepted marriage and a man who loves her. However, she still finds herself unable to stop thinking about the choices in her life that she rejected. As she proceeds through her day in the planning of...

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