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Mrs. Dalloway is constructed from many different points of view, and points of view are sometimes linked by an emotion, a sound, a visual image, or a memory. Describe one instance when the point of view changes and explain how Woolf accomplishes the transitions. How do you know that the point of view has changed? (It's confusing sometimes, huh?)  Discuss how the transitions correspond to the points of view being connected.

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So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, the action in Mrs. Dalloway is confined to ONE single day, culminating in a party given by Clarissa at the end of the day.  Discuss the effect of stretching out one single day across a whole novel.  Why might she have organized her novel in this way, considering the themes she addresses? Have you read other novels (or seen movies) that attempt to confine action to a single day? Give some examples and discuss their effectiveness.)



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