Depression In Mrs Dalloway

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Hours drag on and so does misery. Those words exemplify how people going through depression feel. Hours go on day after day and so does depression. The Hours is a complex film, which all the characters are interconnected. The Hours was directed by Stephen Daldry in 2002 and staring in the film is Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf, Julianne Moore as Laura Brown, and Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughan. The story is about how one novel “Mrs. Dalloway” written by Virginia Woolf affects her and two other women from different generations. All three women have directly and indirectly encountered suicide, and depression. The film take off around 1923, where Virginia Woolf walks in a creek with rocks in her coat, therefore drowning herself. She in return left letters to her husband and sister. The story then rewinds to help viewers understand why Virginia committed suicide. She was writing a novel called “Mrs. Dalloway.” Virginia was conflicted on whether Mrs. Dalloway should commit suicide. The film then jumps a few decades to 2001, where Clarissa Vaughan is hosting a party for her dear friend Richard, who is a writer and is dying from AIDS. Richard is receiving an award for his life’s work that contains many things…show more content…
Dalloway commit suicide in her novel. Vanessa must go home, which leads to Virginia and her sharing a very intimate kiss. Virginia finishes her novel, and begs her husband to move back to London, though he protested at first he gives in. The film moves back to Clarissa Vaughn at Richard’s apartment, where he falls out of his window to his death. Laura Brown gets her son and goes home to her picture perfect life and she is miserable. As a viewer the story reveals that Laura Brown’s son Richie is actually Clarissa Vaughan’s deceased friend Richard. Laura Brown ended up leaving her family after she has her second child, only to return after her son’s
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