Masters Thesis

Narrative method in Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.

In his essay "Technique as Discovery," Mark Schorer observes, "The difference between content, or experience, and achieved content, or art, is technique." According to Schorer, "When we speak of technique ... we speak of nearly everything. . . . Technique is the only means [the writer] has of discovering, exploring, developing his subject, of conveying meaning, and finally, of evaluating it."1 Since technique gives a story its "form" or shape, and insofar as form is meaning, technique embraces more than technical proficiency. By controlling the manner in which the subject is communicated to the reader--a process that makes content achievee content—technique determines meaning.

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