16.08.2019-775 views -Mrs Dalloway 5
Web pages 49-53
1 . How does Virginia Woolf use " tiny Elsie Mitchell” to move by Peter's thoughts to Lucrezia's?
We push from Peter's thoughts showing how the recreation area had " changed little or no since he was a boy” and noticing what was happening in the park, to Lucrezia's thoughts, when we are told through Peter's thoughts that " Little Elsie Mitchell” had run into her legs and fallen over. We are then told through Lucrezia's thoughts that she is worried about her husband, " she was saying, having left Septimus, who was not Septimus virtually any longer…” we see from her thoughts that she recognises the problem Septimus has, and wants him to be better because it is making her life a misery too.
2 . So what do Lucrezia's thoughts reveal about her circumstance? What is the result of all the queries she keeps asking himself?
Through Lucrezia's thoughts we discover out that she has still left Milan to live in England, leaving behind a " beautiful home, and there her sisters lived even now, making hats” we notice that she has left out a good your life in Italy, in order to experience her hubby who the lady loves, and is also now incredibly worried about because of his condition. The questions she will keep asking herself reinforce the actual that she actually is worried and reinforce the idea of what she has left behind " Why should she suffer? ” the repetition with this, combined with the knowledge of what she gets left behind, shows how much your woman loves Septimus, that she is willing to leave all that behind, and to still be there, though he offers mentally altered completely, which is no longer renowned as the man she wedded.
3. Find examples of Septimus' behaviour and speech that make her hopelessness.
Septimus thinks he can discover Evans, his comrade who was killed looking at him during the war, in everyday circumstances. " …go back to him sitting there inside the green couch under the forest, talking to himself, or to that dead guy Evans, which she had only found once for a moment in the shop. ” The...