In the Sea of Sentiments

Aydın, Damla Su (2016) In the Sea of Sentiments. Other thesis, TED Ankara Koleji.

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Abstract

In the book of Mrs. Dalloway written by Virginia Woolf, the inner selves and social relationships of Londoners after the First World War are explained. As the most important effect of the war is the panic of death and questioning self-existence, the relationship between life and death is discussed through the most obsessed characters who are Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith with respect to the research question: “How does Virginia Woolf question the relationship between life and death in Mrs Dalloway through the characters of Septimus and Clarissa Dalloway?” This question has needed addressing two major characters, the background of the novel and the style that is used. This extended essay is developed in two sections: The first part explores the effect of style on reflection of death throughout the novel. The mainly visible techniques that are used in the novel are allegory, oxymoron, hyperbole, and stream of consciousness. The second part explains the characters with their personalities and notions of life and death. These notions are explained in a detailed way concerning on joy of living, fear of death and accepting death with the effect of a common habit of these two characters. In the end the analysis concludes that worrying about the facts we cannot change is meaningless while emphasizing the importance of the end of the novel. During investigation process this literary analysis is supported by secondary sources about the life of the Englishman, their cultural and religion structure and psychological problems of the characters. The sources that are mentioned in the essay except the primary source (novel) are shown in bibliography page.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor Name: Sinem ORALLI
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 07:56
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 08:37
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/747

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