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To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

by Virginia Woolf

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

Third Person (Omniscient)

There are brief forays into third person narrative, most notably during Part Two, but for the most part Woolf runs in and out of everyone’s brains at will. Her narrative style is intensely free-flowing, which was pretty ground-breaking back in the day. More on this everywhere.

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