John Woolf To The Lighthouse Art Analysis

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All in all, Woolf´s To The Lighthouse and Ishiguro´s Never Let Me Go have proven to be works in which art is omnipresent. We saw that different kinds of arts were displayed all throughout the novels and made us realise its multiple abilities. In some cases, it had a function that was necessary for the development of the plots or had the purpose of helping the authors and the characters to cope with their everyday problems, in others, it just followed the art for art´s sake idea.
These numerous manifestations and functions of the arts acted as a premonition and were necessary for the reader to understand that art is important for both writers. Once we were acquainted with it, we were able to dig deeper and explore what I considered to be the
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This art, that is situated outside the novels, makes of the reader a participant of the novels´ creation. The reader, as if he were one more character, is only able to discover what is going on by collaborating in the process of understanding and by joining the several pieces that compose the works and the lives of our characters. Besides, I believe this way of understanding life parallels the writers understanding of it, life not as something close and definite, but at something we all give sense to and complete…show more content…
Both works demonstrate the numberless benefits that can be reached thanks to the use of the arts but not only that. Woolf and Ishiguro applied to the arts and put them into service of literature (and the other way round) at a time in which humanity seemed to fall apart. This might be a call to arms to everyone who is fighting for an equally-based world, a twenty-first century world in which humanity seems to be swiftly going back in time, an agitated world whose key to restore peace may be hidden in literature and the arts, in the intermingle of both which is necessary to reach the indispensable education to “have our vision”, to “drive off to wherever it is we are supposed to be”, and to reach the beautiful and the equalitarian world that our novelists seek and that our novels
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