67 minutes | Mar 17, 2021

Stream of Consciousness in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (part 3)

Jace continues reading Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. In this section we read more about Septimus Warren Smith's trauma, his life before the war, and Rezia's relationship with Septimus. We also get snippets of Peter Walsh throughout. The discussion focuses more on how Woolf uses interior monologue, stream of consciousness, and head hopping to bring out the themes of loneliness, isolation, and trauma in the lives of all the main characters. Mrs. Dalloway's plot line is just barely beginning to come in contact with Septimus's plot line, and in the next episode or two, we'll see a convergence of the two characters and their narratives. Intro and outro music: "Ordinary People" by Working for a Nuclear Free City. If any of you are interested in any of Virginia Woolf's other works, here are links to To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, The Voyage Out, Flush: A Biography, The Years, and Between the Acts.
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