What is the point the author is trying to make in "Kew Gardens"?
Woolf wanted to reinvent fiction, as she did biography, to capture the pieces of life she felt had been left out of both forms. She believed that life was not lived in the "big" events of history, be they the passage of an act of Parliament or a wedding day, but in the small, unremarked domestic moments that color every life. We all have "moments of being" in which we are very much attuned to the world around us. These are moments we remember, and these seemingly insignificant times can have deep influence on how we live our lives and what we do in the future.
In "Kew Gardens ," Woolf attempts to capture such moments of being, seemingly unimportant, that the various cavalcade of characters passing by experience against the sensual backdrop of the garden, a backdrop that will color their memories of this day, as it has other days. For example, Simon, out with his...
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