To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse


Virginia Woolf

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To the Lighthouse: Time Passes, 7 Summary & Analysis

Nights pass and turn into seasons, years. The house remains, the flowers return and return to the garden. The day seems “as strange as the chaos and tumult of night” with the trees and flowers “standing there…looking…yet eyeless, and so terrible.”
The text’s sense of time speeds up even further. Seen from this perspective, even the familiar elements of the natural world are unrecognizably strange to human eyes.
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