Stream Of Consciousness In Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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To the Lighthouse uses the stream of consciousness by the way the characters use their thoughts. For example in the dinner scene, Woolf changes the perspective every now and again while moving the perspective from one person to the other. Woolf creates her characters through their thoughts, memories, and responses to one another. The Window chapter starts with Mrs. Ramsay thinking about what she has done with her life, she sees Mr. Ramsay sitting across from her at the table looking rather unpleasant. "What at?” She didn 't have the slightest idea but she wouldn’t allow it to provoke her. “She couldn 't see how she had ever felt any feeling or fondness for him" (83). While she thinks about her distaste for her husband, Mrs. Ramsay decides that she will not speak out loud so that others can hear. The…show more content…
For instance, in the Benjy’s part every individual sentence is a fairly basic and uncomplicated one. There are no difficult words in light of the fact that the vocabulary of Benjy would be basic. Since his mind does not work logically, Faulkner records the reasoning regarding images. Along these lines, when Benjy sees the door or the outbuilding, he remembers a different occasion that happened at the entryway or the horse shelter. Now and again move to another thought and he can come back to it and in some parts the thoughts are lost forever. The use of the stream of consciousness changes in Quentin 's area. We start to read long, complex, and troublesome thoughts. Quentin 's has a more unique personality and his thoughts move starting with one thought then quickly goes on to the next. Quentin 's mind is concerned with just one or two thoughts; the disrespect of his sister Caddy and hi doubts about his father. Whenever Quentin 's mind moves once again to some thoughts about the past, it is to Quentin and his
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