Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Professor Matz

Reader 2

Professor Decker

Rights Information

©2018 Merritt K Gohn


This thesis looks at the Virginia Woolf's critique of the previous portrayal of characters in fiction and her adaptation of a new narrative style in order to convey a modern realism. Two of her novels include an intrusive narrator that serves to argue for the creation of a new form of representation of the character in the novel. Through the creation of distance and the parody of the genre, Woolf provides the reader a picture of their relationship with the character in the novel.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.