REPRESENTATION OF STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN LITERATURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’S TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Publication Date : 15/03/2020
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Literature, which intertwines within such fields as history, philosophy sociology, psychology and so on, it is a discipline wherein language is used as a medium of expression. In the twentieth century, criticism and literature received tremendous achievement and growth. As a part of it, the psychological approach entered into the field of literature. This paper tries to discuss how psychology plays a vital role in literature. All kinds of psychological studies are past- oriented since the past; it is believed accounts for the present. Freud and Jung, two great pioneers in psychoanalysis, have necessarily given two different views on creative ability. Many writers very much influenced by their theories. Such writings actually illustrate the findings of modern psychology. Thus had Freudian psychology has had deep rooted impact on modern literature. Virginia Woolf was conversant with the works of Freud and Jung. In a way, she wrote her novels by employing the technique called stream of consciousness. In her novel, To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf successfully handled this technique stream of consciousness. It also found in her other novels such as Mrs. Dalloway and The Waves. In this difficult technique the author almost disappears and the reader directly experiences the feelings and the thoughts of the central character.