Post-Reading Assignment on the two versions of “Life Itself”
Compare and contrast the ending of the 1927 version
of Woolf’s essay about Woodforde with the ending of the 1932 version.
For the sake of this assignment, consider lines 91-130 (from "He was too
fond of his ease..." to "...takes his greyhounds out a-coursing.") of the
1927 version to be its “end,” and consider lines 90-159 (from "Not only did
Parson Woodforde know..." to "...takes his greyhounds out a-coursing.") to
be the “end” of the 1932 version.
Avoid obvious contrasts… you know, like that one
is longer than the other. Rather, focus on the message each conveys and
the means (*hack* *cough* techniques? patterns?) Woolf uses in each
to convey those messages.
BRILLIANT AND WELL-THOUGHTOUT THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF