Character and points of view in Virginia Woolf
Anglų esė. Characters’ perceptions and points of view in Virginia Woolf’s “The Legacy”
Virginia Woolf was a modernist writer and journalist, born in England in 1882. In 1940 she wrote a short story “The Legacy” which is written in third person limited point of view and at the end in first person point of view. The story is about a successful politician Gilbert Clandon and his wife Angela, who after a long marriage dies in a car accident. As her legacy, she leaves him her diaries from which Gilbert page after page finds out the truth about his wife. In the story there are three different characters’ perceptions: husband’s perception of himself, husband’s perception of his wife and wife’s perception of her husband.