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By J. Kostkowska

Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, and Ali Smith percentage an ecological philosophy of the area as one hugely interconnected entity created from a number of and equivalent, human and non-human members. This research argues that those writers' texts have an ecological importance in fostering admire for and knowing of distinction, human and nonhuman.

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Through passages like the above, she sends “winks” to the reader, who is privy to the information she has hidden from the Ecological Form in Mrs. Dalloway 39 characters. She shows an awareness of the reader’s existence, of the physical space that extends beyond the book. Thankfully, she stops short of addressing us as “dear reader,” but throws us ball after ball, confident that we will catch them. As Donna Reed observes, “By allowing an insider’s view of overlapping minds … [Woolf] involve[s] the reader in a communion of understanding but without labeling it as such.

Thankfully, she stops short of addressing us as “dear reader,” but throws us ball after ball, confident that we will catch them. As Donna Reed observes, “By allowing an insider’s view of overlapping minds … [Woolf] involve[s] the reader in a communion of understanding but without labeling it as such. 10 Another important way in which the narrator communicates with the reader is through significant repetition. Characters repeat each other’s thoughts, often using similar wording. Richard foreshadows Sally’s view that “it is a thousand pities never to say what one feels” (Woolf 1981: 116, 112).

In one short paragraph, we experience two viewpoints on the same moment of Clarissa’s walk: first the narrator’s, placing Clarissa in a specific place and an exact moment of car passing, then the neighbor’s, catching a glimpse of her from a different direction. As Clarissa looks, she is looked at. Hers is not the only gaze, “life; London; this moment in June” (Woolf 1981: 4) has many participants, and we are made aware of them because Scrope Purvis’s presence intimates the existence of others like him.

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