Writing as a Path to One's Self in "The Hours"
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This paper reviews and analyzes Michael Cunningham's well-received book, "The Hours." The paper takes an in-depth look at the character, Laura Brown and her remark that reading is something that permits a person to negotiate the "transit" from the world of sleep to "oblivion". The essay compares the worldviews of Virginia Woolf to Laura Brown, arguing the benefits of both reading and writing as wonderful ways of accessing the best part of oneself and opening up the mind.
From the Paper:"In Michael Cunningham's well-received book,' The Hours', the character of Virginia Woolf remarks that writing whilst in the "soul" state is the best and most satisfying experience a person can have; it is, in a real sense, the epitome of self-actualization. For her part, Laura Brown remarks that reading is something permits a person to negotiate the "transit" from the world of sleep to "oblivion". The following essay will argue that both of these characters are correct: writing is a wonderful way of accessing the best part of oneself; for its part, reading opens up the mind to new vistas and to new possibilities and deserves our love and devotion for..."
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Writing as a Path to One's Self in "The Hours" (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 20, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/writing-as-a-path-to-one-self-in-the-hours-140008/
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