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The Waves Summary
Virginia Woolf

Everything you need to understand or teach The Waves by Virginia Woolf.

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The Waves Summary

Plot Summary

The Waves follows the lives of six friends, Jinny, Bernard, Neville, Louis, Susan and Rhoda. Each of the nine sections begins with a description of the sea, its surroundings and the position of the sun in the sky. The description goes from very early morning in the first section, when the characters are children, to the end of the day when the character are moving toward the end of their lives. With the use of monologue, stream of consciousness and structure, the book shows the friends as one entity, detailing how the individual struggles when they try to move away on their own.

The first section describes the sun rising and the day gradually coming to life. The story begins with a short monologue from each character that relates to an early morning scene. The section then explores the character's personalities during childhood and the time they spend...

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