Virginia Woolf Writing Styles in Mrs. Dalloway

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The point of view employed in "Mrs. Dalloway" is the third person and omniscient. This choice is particularly accurate when setting and time period are of great significance to the story. Third person allows Woolf to give the reader great insight into the sights and sounds encountered on the journey and to develop a sense of personality and vision regarding each character. This type of writing is what made Woolf famous.

Since many of the facts in the book are historically accurate, it is even more important to impart them as such even if they are woven into the story. This creates a true to life feel about the Londoners and their journey as well as the overall feel of what it was like to experience the drastic changes that began to come about after the end of World War I.

Additionally, it allows the reader...

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