To the Lighthouse


Virginia Woolf

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse symbolizes human desire, a force that pulsates over the indifferent sea of the natural world and guides people’s passage across it. Yet even as the Lighthouse stands constant night and day, season after… (read full symbol analysis)

The Sea

The sea symbolizes the natural world and its utter apathy towards human life. The natural world – which encompasses time and mortality – proceeds as usual regardless of whether humans are happy or grieving, in… (read full symbol analysis)