Honors College

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Honors Thesis

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This Honors thesis analyzes two narrative works by Virginia Woolf: her seventh novel, To the Lighthouse, and her final novel, Between the Acts. My analysis consists of two major components: I look at Woolf’s post-impressionist poetics and I examine, by way of a critical approach based on narrative theory, the construction of these poetics. Throughout, my interest is that of showing the transformation of classic realist representation of reality in these two novels. This transformation, I argue, is very subtly constructed through the narrator’s function, and the blending of dialogue and stream of consciousness.