Narrative peculiarities in Virginia Woolf's "Mrs Dalloway-.
This essay (that I would rather consider as an analysis) will deal with the narration, narrator and narrative techniques of V. Woolf's "Mrs Dalloway-.
V. Woolf - the voice of women in modernist narration. Virginia Woolf probably is one of the most famous women writers - mostly because of her ability to reflect the inner world of a woman. And "Mrs Dalloway- is a typical work dealing with women's difference from men. (If we already might go into detailed examples, one such but not the only is Mrs Dalloway's relationship with Sally. When she recalling it, Mrs Clarissa Dalloway admits to herself: "It was not like one's feeling for a man. It was completely disinterested, and, besides, it had a quality which could only exist between women- (page 39 ). She appreciates Sally's presence in her life as a present, "a diamond, something infinitely precious-, for a moment giving her the "religious feeling!-, feel of revelation (what revelation?) and men in this case (Peter Walsh and old Joseph) break in and destroy their companionship.) Yet, not only womanly thoughts and emotions themselves are important - what really differentiates this writing from men's is the way how these thoughts are presented; i.e., V. Woolf has introduced the manner of woman's thinking.
All in all her writing is a modernist writing of women - quite different from that of men. Virginia Woolf herself has much spoken on the subject of women narration; for instance, in her review of "The Tunnel- (by Dorothy Richardson) where she explains the principles that should be used when developing a woman's style. She actually praises D. Richardson for her ability to present the core of the consciousness, rather than what she has called the "odd deliberate business- - the formal structure which characterises a man's fictional compositions. "We want to be rid of realism,"" V. Woolf wrote, "to penetrate without its help into the regions beneath it.