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Monterrey, T. 2013. ‘An odd road': Towards Virginia Woolf's Lighthouse. 6 pp.
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The present paper explores the significance of the image of the lighthouse in Virginia Woolf’s “To the lighthouse”. The author argues that, despite the fact that Woolf explicitly denied to have attributed any symbolic meaning to it, the lighthouse in Woolf’s novel is the core image that unifies opposed concepts such as surface and depth, spoken and unspoken, facts and wishes, colors and mist, etc. To prove his point, the author focuses on the interaction between two parts of the novel, namely “The Window” and “The Lighthouse”. Furthermore, he analyzes the process of Lily Briscoe’s paintings, which departs from conventional ways of representing emotions.