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Theme of Water
"Like the flap of the wave, the kiss of a wave"
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Theme of Water
"The waves which threatened to break"
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Theme of Flowers
"She would buy the flowers herself"
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Theme of Flowers
"Red flowers grew through his flesh"
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Theme of Flowers
"She picked up a flower and kisses her on the lips"
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Aeroplane
"Together they began to spell T..O..F"
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Aeroplane
"Making letters in the sky, everyone looked up"
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The Car
"Motorcar stood, with it's blinds down"
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The Car
"Was it the Prince of Wales, the Queens, the Prime Ministers? Whose face was it? Nobody knew"
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Pen Knife
"He half opened the blade"
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Pen Knife
"He took out his knife quite openly"
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Pen Knife
"Shutting his knife with a snap"
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The Diamond
"She had been given a present, wrapped up"
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The Diamond
"She had been told just to keep it, not look at it, a Diamond"
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The Tower
"How distant the view had looked, and the sounds come thin and chill (once on a leith hill)"
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The Tower
"Anyone can stroll in and have a look at her where she lies, brambles curving over her"
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Clarissa
"She would not say of Peter, she would not say of herself, I am this, I am that"
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Clarissa
"She would marry a Prime minister, and stand at the top of the staircase, the perfect hostess"
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Clarissa
"Here is my Elizabeth"
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Clarissa
"Above all to Richard, her husband, the foundation of it all"
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Clarissa
""Fear no more"
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Clarissa
"Her only gift"
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Clarissa
"Mrs.Richard Dalloway"
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Peter
"There's nothing in the world so bad for some women as marriage, he thought, and politics, and having a conservative husband, like the admirable Richard"
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Peter
"He was a failure, compared to all this-"
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Peter
"He had not felt so young for years"
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Peter
"It is Clarissa, he said. For there she was"
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Rezia
"Why should I suffer"
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Rezia
"Dr Holmes said there was nothing the matter with him"
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Septimus
"So he was deserted, the whole world clamoring: Kill yourself Kill yourself, for our sakes"
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Septimus
"You brute! cried Septimus, seeing Human nature, that is Dr.Holmes"
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Sally Seaton
"She feels not half of what we feel, not yet"
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Sally Seaton
"(They spoke of Marriage always as a catastrophe)"
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Sir William Bradshaw
"We all have our moments of depression"
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Sir William Bradshaw
"Sir William said he never spoke of 'madness' he called it not having a sense of proportion"
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Feminist
"One of the tragedies of married life"
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Hermione Lee (Reading)
"But she keeps the 'Exasperation' which she says in her notes should be the 'Dominate theme' of Septimus' encounters with his doctors"
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Hermione Lee (Reading)
"Septimus should not only be 'founded on me' but 'might be left vague- as a mad person is - not so much character as an idea"
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Hermione Lee (Reading)
"Her notes to herself in 1922 and 1923 about the book in it's planning stages are preoccupied with the structural difficulties of placing 'sanity and insanity' next to each other"
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The Stream of Consciousness (Free Indirect Speech) (Reading)
"This abrupt plunging of the reader into the middle of an ongoing life (we gradually piece together the heroine's biography by a process of inference)"
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The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf (Reading)
"Woolf is suggesting that novelists must be true to this inner process in order to capture properly what life really is"
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The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf (Reading)
"Life exists more fully in what is commonly thought big than is commonly thought small"
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The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf (Reading)
"The diamond becomes a symbol of a lost lesbian erotics, and the image is reprised throughout the novel"
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The Language of Modernist Fiction : Metaphor and Metonymy
"Repetition -with-variation of motifs, images, symbols, a technique often called 'rhythm', 'leitmotif', or 'spatial form'."
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