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- Kurzbeschreibung<p>Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Bamberg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: Virginia Woolf, language: English, abstract: Originally, what later became The Waves was called The Moths. Virginia Woolf began writing it on July 2nd 1929 . It underwent drastic changes during the writing and revising processes, that lasted until the year 1931, when it was eventually published by The Hogarth Press- the Woolf¿s own publishing house. The Waves certainly and rightfully is regarded as Virginia Woolf¿s most abstract and experimental, therefore least accessible novel. The 'story' is told through 'dramatic soliloquies' spoken by the six characters Rhoda, Jinny, Bernard, Susan, Neville and Louis. There is no real, direct interaction and talks between these characters, but they mean a lot to each other and bond from their common childhood onwards. A seventh character, Percival, is introduced to the reader by the monologues of the six, he never speaks for himself ,though. The whole plot is enclosed in a scene, that can be found daily all around the world: a sunrise over the ocean and the nearby beach, as well as a garden/nature scenery. Each of these interposed chapters symbolizes a stage of life the protagonists are now at and the developments they face.<br>The main questions I will ask and set out to answer are what the theme of waves and water are supposed to symbolize and what role nature ,ubiquitous in this novel, plays and signifies for the respective characters during their childhood. These questions appear to be central for the understanding of this piece of writing, as they do not occur in any of Woolfe¿s other works I have read so far.I will also try to analyze the importance of the friends the characters have made and their feelings during the farewell dinner for Percival. <br>Firstly, I will give a general overv</p>
- AutorRobert Kerlin
- SerieAkademische Schriftenreihe, Bd. V140820
- Seiten28 Seiten
- Gewicht56 g
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