Writing Style of Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse”



Analyze the writing style of Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse?”



Since this novel is a modernist novel, so it is all about writing style. Many critics argue that author has put its actual story on the back and tells its form. This is true, as in Modernist literature, the basic elements of character and plot sit in back seat, whereas previously overlooked elements such as structure and writing style sit up on the front seat to drive.

So, what kind of style Woolf has used? She tells the story from different perspectives, often in such a way that confuses her first time readers. This is because she looks inside of her character’s minds, unlike objective point of view. This technique is called a “stream-of-consciousness.” However, why it is a stream? Well, it is because there is a constant flow of thoughts, one suggesting another.

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