The Man Who Loved His Kind by Virginia Woolf

In The Man Who Loved His Kind by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of ego, insecurity, resentment, recognition, loneliness and change. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Woolf may be exploring the theme of ego. Rather […]

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The Introduction by Virginia Woolf

In The Introduction by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of isolation, fear, insecurity, anxiety, equality and class. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the readers realises that Woolf may be exploring the theme of isolation. Lily while at […]

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A Society by Virginia Woolf

In A Society by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of oppression, dominance, control, determination, equality and change. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the first person by a woman called Cassandra and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Woolf may be exploring the theme of control or dominance, particularly […]

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Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf

In Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of passion, desire, love, regret, paralysis, letting go, uncertainty, connection and humanity. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator. However there are sections that have the feel of stream of consciousness and after reading the story the […]

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The New Dress by Virginia Woolf

In The New Dress by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of insecurity, appearance, inferiority, individuality, alienation, connection, class, escape and change. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person (though some critics suggest Woolf is using stream of consciousness) and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Woolf […]

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The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf

In The Duchess and the Jeweller by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of appearance, trust, vanity, happiness, insecurity and control. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises how significant the setting is. By describing Oliver’s flat in […]

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The Legacy by Virginia Woolf

In The Legacy by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of ego, jealousy, independence, identity, gender roles, equality, awareness and change. Taken from her The Complete Shorter Fiction collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Woolf may be exploring the theme of ego. Throughout the […]

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