"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "To the Lighthouse" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "To the Lighthouse"
An analysis of the themes of authenticity and adult relationships in Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", and Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse".
# 137228 | 1,750 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Drama and Theater (General)


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The paper addresses themes of authenticity and illusion, and the temporal nature of adult relationships in Edward Albee "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse". The paper highlights how these works have more in common than one might think in accounts of two varieties of personality and two distinct approaches to life rooted in courage or fear. The paper notes that Martha is rather opposite to Lily Briscoe whereas all characters show much in common with Woolf's literary characters in "To the Lighthouse".

From the Paper:

"This paper discusses two rather timeless themes in adult psychology, in people determined to live authentically, free from illusions, as a theme raised in Edward Albee's play of 1962 that is found in a different form throughout Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse", too. Virginia Woolf's heroine is determined to express herself in art for its process and is indifferent to art as an achievement or source of recognition. All of this grows difficult in the murky world of adult relationships that are rarely..."

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