Modernist Literature In Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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Modernist literature known for its interesting break with traditional writing, it contents as well as narrative techniques, remains relevant. The topics and narrative techniques and the way the modernists saw, or wanted us as readers to see, the world is still very much the subject of study at universities around the world today. We learn about the emergency experienced in a changing society and about the way the modernists wanted to illustrate the truth through the use of fragmentation, symbolism and metaphors. Students and other readers may be forgiven for wondering if scholars of today, and decades past, perhaps read too much into certain literature in their readiness to reach beyond the words and, hopefully, find a hidden, obscured meaning. Virginia Woolf was aware of the enormous changes of the period, as she connects physical and economic changes with shifts in cultural and social relations. In her essay “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown she mentions: “in or about December, 1910, human character changed. . . All human relations have shifted- those between masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children. And when human relations change there is at the same time a change in religion, conduct, politics and literature” “To the Lighthouse” (1927) is a novel of childhood, a summer house, intellectual life and…show more content…
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf used the language of psychoanalysis. Reader can find stream of consciousness during reading the novel. The novel set on duration of 10 years it deals with the year - 1910 to 1920). The center of the novel is Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey 's and their visit to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The novel captures its readers with its characterization of Ramsay family and their guest who meet at their holiday home on Isle of Skye, an island near the Scottish mainland. As know that novel is set on a ten years period of time the novel’s first section taking place on a day

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