Use Of Repression In Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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Introduction Virginia Woolf emerged to life in London in a society wherein equal rights were devoid to women. She is regarded as of great eminence in English literature for her modernist approach. In terms of the writing style, Woolf emerged as a revolutionary writer. She broke away from the conventional writing style of novels, wherein the voice of the omniscient narrator would introduce, comment and weave the plot along as the storyline progressed. In her novella Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf employs the technique of stream of consciousness. This technique helps in delving into the psyche of the characters. The plot in this text does not move in linear progression but keeps the past and present loosely tied together in a complex manner without clear cut distinction between the two. Stream of consciousness helps in depicting the instability and insecurity within the people, post the Great War. The life of people was suddenly surrounded by tremendous amount of violent images of War and chaos. The structure of Mrs. Dalloway is fragmented. The story is set within the time frame of 24 hours. Not much physical action takes. Instead, the complexity of…show more content…
Dalloway’s London states that Clarissa is constantly battling with her individual identity as well as that which the society has provided her with due to her marital relationship. Mrs. Dalloway, even when has a daughter, considers herself essentially virginal. She is given a marginalized figure in her attic which has its parallel with Bertha Mason in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. She lacks warmth in her relation with her husband. Further, there are two types of differentiation that broadly takes place within the text; one being that of social class and another of gender. Usually, the protagonist of the text is accredited to Septimus for his true outpouring of human emotions but the glory of being a survivor in such turbulent time is what crowns Clarissa the role of a

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