Criticism In Jacob's Room, By Virginia Woolf

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Jacob believes in her words and thinks that she is chaste and an illicit relationship develops between them. Jacob comes to know Fanny Elmer through Nick Bramham, the painter. Fanny is a thin girl with brilliant cheeks and dark hair. Jacob impresses her at their very first meeting. However, Fanny’s love for Jacob is one-sided; Jacob pities her more than he loves her. When Jacob tells her about his plan of going to Paris and Greece, the brief affair between them comes to an end. At Olympia, Jacob meets Mrs. Sandra Wentworth Williams. Her husband, Evan Williams, is an insignificant man. Jacob finds in Sandra, a model of beauty. Jacob becomes impulsive in love with her. But Sandra feels him to be a mere bumpkin. They part and never meet again. After his visit to France and Greece, Jacob returns to England and joins the war. Finally, Jacob dies. Jacob’s room is still there though Jacob is no more.
Title of any work mostly represents the things which are going to be said in the work. It should be suggestive, indicative and informative about the content of the work. It is a Modern technique that the title of the novel do not represent the details presented in the work or the work does not mention or signify the title. Readers need to infer it from the text. In Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf, in third person narration, introduces the readers for the first time with Jacob’s room on Page-41, when he was in Cambridge, as,
Jacob’s rooms, however, were in Neville’s Court; at the
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