Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
The â€œSymbolic Significanceâ€ and the "Stream of Consciousness" technique in Virginia Woolf's novel" Mrs. Dalloway"
Abstract: The Present research work deals with the "stream of consciousness" technique and the "symbolic significance" of Virginia woolf in the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" (1925). Virginia Woolf was born on 26 January 1882. The novel "Mrs. Dalloway" was published in 1925. This is her first great and remarkable novel. This novel shows how remarkably the novelist has succeeded in adopting "the stream of consciousness technique". There are only five major characters moving round each other in two concentric circles, Clarissa, Peter Walsh and Richard Dalloway in the one and Septimus, Rezia Warren Smith in the other. The entire action takes place in one day. It moves between Mrs. Dalloway's preparation for her party in the morning and her presiding over it in the evening on the same day. The theme of the novel is basically psychological. The "stream of consciousness" technique is remarkably used by Mrs. Woolf in the novel. So, the present research work deals with the "stream of consciousness" and the "symbolic significance" of the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" written by Virginia Woolf