The Wife's Suicide in "The Legacy" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

The Wife's Suicide in "The Legacy"
An analysis of Virginia Woolf's short story "The Legacy".
# 124135 | 750 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English)

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This paper provides an analysis of Virginia Woolf's "The Legacy," that focuses on how the husband only comes to know his deceased wife after he discovers in her diaries her suicide was an attempt to escape her unhappy marriage.

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"In Virginia Woolf's short story "The Legacy", Gilbert Clandon is a widower whose wife left him the collection of diaries she has kept since their marriage. Upon reading them, the wife he thinks is completely devoted to him, reveals she has been in love with another man known only as B.M. in the diaries. By the end of the diaries, Gilbert realizes his wife did not die by accident but instead killed herself to be with her lover who committed suicide when..."

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