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These are topics on which you can write a substantial analytical paper. They are designed to test your understanding of major themes and details from this novel as a whole. Following topics are outlines you can use as a starting point for writing an analytical paper.
Woolf’s development of the “stream of consciousness” technique in this novel is regarded by most critics as a tour de force. Identify several examples of this technique and discuss how a character’s inner thoughts (words and images): (a) provide an in-depth understanding of his/her character; (b) illustrate the associative intelligence of the mind in the process of understanding and creative expression.
I. Thesis Statement: Woolf uses the “stream of consciousness” technique to reveal characters in depth and to illustrate the associative intelligence of the mind.
II. Mrs. Ramsay’s “stream of consciousness”
III. Lily Briscoe’s “stream of consciousness”
IV. Mr. Ramsay’s “stream of consciousness”
V. James Ramsay’s “stream of consciousness”
VI. The “stream of consciousness” technique as a means to reveal associative mental processes
Gender is an important theme in the novel. Give examples of role definitions or expectations for men and for women in To the...
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