Septimus Dialectical Journal

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Septimus Warren Smith, a thirty year old shell-shocked World War 1 veteran is lost in his own mind and has detached himself from reality. He believes that he is somehow connected to the tree’s and doesn't want them to be cut down. The motorcar that backfired outside Mulberry’s shop window took Septimus back in time to when he was in the war. He began blaming himself for the traffic the car caused “ It is I who am blocking the way” (Woolf 15), and envisions it bursting into flames. Towards the beginning of the novel, a plane flew by and spelled out the word “Toffee.” This was just an advertisement but Septimus is convinced that someone is trying to communicate with him.“Septimus, looking up, they are signalling to me. Not indeed in actual words;
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