Methods and Concerns of Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf was a person that went through tough times and suffered break downs within her own insanity which were probably caused by her family life. Her Mother Father and Sister all dying within a short space of time, she claimed to be haunted by voices often masculine which would explain her constant attack of the Victorian male culture and imperialistic traits. What Virginia Woolf does so well is convey everyday reality into a form that is unreachable by so many authors. To The Lighthouse is a text in which in all honesty nothing much happens, but the way in which she describes this nothingness is genius and often somewhat offensive to some subcultures. For example her portrayal of Mr Ramsay who relies on his intellectual ability and Edwardian views. Whereas his female counterpart Mrs Ramsay relies on her emotion and art. Mr Ramsay is not a likeable character. He often seems bigoted and fixed in his ways, constantly up on his high cavil rose horse. Regularly complaining of situations and the fact that his own body is deteriorating at a rate that’s faster than “other geniuses”. Mr Ramsay doesn’t react to this cruel fate however Mrs Ramsay notices the harsh reality of mortality however she chooses to cherish every moment she has left and the only character that manage to preserve this mortality is Lily through the form of art. This art is perhaps all that she can cling to and while mourning her mother’s death she reflects “nothing stays, all changes; but not words not paint”. I believe this is the true voice of Virginia Wolf shining through as she often does through Lily. This could relate to the sudden change in her family life, and her ability to express her life through art. As she had mental problems in the subjective nature of reality; I believe the text was a way in which she could get people to see things from her perspective. The Human Capacity for
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