Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

With reference to specific narrative techniques used by Woolf, write an essay in which you highlight what Woolf does differently in Mrs Dalloway (1925) so that it does indeed break away from many of the previous conventions of the novels form and offer a fresh, Modernist approach. Please also touch upon how Woolfs innovations in form and technique speak to the eras scientific ideas about the nature of time, of matter and/or of psychological experiences.

Your essay should illustrate your discussion of narration and of the relationship between time and psychological experiences with detailed reference to one of the two extracts below. Remember to set the extract in its context, and to track the shifts in the narrating voice clearly at all points.

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