Sunday, April 22, 2012
The new form of writing presented in Mrs. Dalloway is known as the stream of consciousness. The goal here is to provide the inner most thoughts of the character, something not done before. I believe this new idea allowed for a whole other point of view and never before seen insight into characters within novels. However, I have to wonder if the inner thoughts of any character can be taken seriously, without doubting the intended goal of the writer. I think it is not ever truly possible to gauge the inner most private thoughts of any character in a story without having some sense of bias to overcome.