Living in the Past

“There was Regent’s Park. Yes. As a child he had walked in Regent’s Park – odd, he thought, how the thought of childhood keeps coming back to me – the result of seeing Clarissa, perhaps; for women live much more in the past than we do, he thought. They attach themselves to places; and their fathers – a woman’s always proud of her father. Bourton was a nice place, a very nice place, but I could never got on with the old man, he thought. There was quite a scene one night – an argument about something or other, what, he could not remember. Politics presumably.”

Woolf, V. (1925). Mrs. Dalloway.  New York: Harcourt.

Notes: Irony; direct, indirect, and free indirect discourse; “voice”.

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