Multicultural Women's Views on the First World War in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

Denise Borille de Abreu
2014 Journal of Literature and Art Studies  
 This year highlights the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and this paper aims at comparing and contrasting multicultural views on the First World War in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1925). The views on the First War are portrayed by a plurality of voices, most of which are women's, and they allow readers to think of the war experience in a more subjective but also more plural way. In this novel, voices from both sides of the First War resonate, i.e., the hegemonic side of the
more » ... e Allies-is compared and contrasted to the subjectivity of the voices of the "others"-the Axis, although they do not necessarily work in harmony. Such innovation in point of view has, in great part, contributed to converging story and history, allowing this literary work to partake in the production of historical knowledge and cultural memory of the War.
doi:10.17265/2159-5836/2014.09.002 fatcat:pl3aanos7fbpdfwjm47slvt7wa