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Alex Frieden AP Literature 12 Mrs. Horgas To the Lighthouse, Any Lighthouse Virginia Wolf’s to the light house lacks an apparent unifying theme to explain the role of the lighthouse. Instead Wolf lets each character and to a further extent, each reader to interpret the lighthouse differently. The Novel is written as the various streams of consciousness in the minds of each character. By interpreting the thoughts of each character the reader can derive any number of different meanings or extended metaphors to justify the existence of the lighthouse. For example one could read into the perfect cadence of the light house alternating from light to dark as the same and any number of cyclical rhythms seen thought the book, one of which would be lily’s act of painting: dab, pause, dab pause. .. When James is finally on his way to the light house he, as the reader might, tries to reconcile two separate images of what the lighthouse is: One a vivid memory of the distant lighthouse from his childhood, the other the light house as it currently stands. The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye, that
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