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The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection
Transcript of The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection
A Reflection Beau Dixon, Mariah McLemore, Christian Powers English born author
January 25, 1882- March 28, 1941
Adeline Virginia Woolf
Known for books like :
To The Lighthouse
Wrote The Lady in the looking Glass in 1929 Virginia Woolf Author's Purpose Any ideas??? To Entertain
It was said that Virginia's stories were often describing herself. Author's Purpose Historical Context Hmmm..... Women overlooked as people in this time period, more like staples of a household.
The equal rights amendment, 1923
This story could be representing the rising independence of women.
Isabella bought her own house. Historical Context THEMES? Themes Don't judge a book by it's cover
Looks can be deceiving Any ideas? Character Analysis Isabella Tyson
Mistress of the house
Lady in the looking glass
Perceived differently from who she truly is Character Analysis Point of View 3rd Person Point Of View Isabella Tyson's House and Garden Setting Quotes "People should not leave looking-glasses hanging in their rooms any more than they should leave open cheque books or letters confessing some hideous crime" Quote #1 "she had never married, and yet, judging from the mask-like indifference of her face, she had gone through twenty times more of passion and experience than those whose loves are trumpeted forth for all the world to see" Quote #2 "They lay there invested with a new reality and significance and with a greater heaviness, too, as if it would have need a chisel to dislodge them from the table" Quote #3 " Here was the woman herself. She stood naked in that pitiless light. And there was nothing. Isabella was perfectly empty. She had no thoughts. She had no friends. She cared for nobody. As for her letters, they were all bills. Look, as she stood there, old and angular, veined and lined, with her high nose and her wrinkled neck, she did not even trouble to open them." Quote #4 The Mirror or Looking-Glass
Represents someone's true self.
Encompasses everything in the story.
Flowers Symbols Historical-Fiction
Correlates with the author using her writing to describe herself.
Could be Historical- Non-Fiction but we don't know for a fact that she is writing about herself. Genre