Subtitle

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, and the Debate about Female Anger

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Reddy, Maureen T.

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

Abstract

Examines Virginia Woolf's writing and her anger in historical contexts, revealing that circumstances dictated that she deflect this volatile emotion. Focuses on the ways in which this deflection of anger illuminates the fictional dynamics of Woolf's autobiographical novel, To the Lighthouse and analyzes the concept of the Angel in the House, posited to be at the root of Woolf's anger. Argues that anger exists on three levels in the novel and that the main character, Mrs. Ramsay, is a victim of the Angel in the House ideology.

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