The author fathers/mothers any text or piece of writing. The authorship of The Hours and the fictions that make up The Hours is highly problematic, as you can see from the following examples:
“I will have to kill someone else” Mrs. Woolf
Scene: Mrs. Brown attempts to commit suicide.
Opening scene: Plunging
To what fiction does it belong within the framing fiction of The Hours?
Is it the ending of Mrs. Woolf?Is Mrs. Woolf the fictional character that Mrs. Woolf is writing about and, therefore, the scene of the suicide is part of the fiction that she’s writing and she is just a fictional character inside her own fiction?
...Would this mean that if the opening scene of the suicide is part of Mrs. Woolf fictional construct, “Mrs. Woolf”, the short story itself is part of her own fiction and the author is just inside her own fictional as a fictional construct?
...So would it be possible to say that “Mrs. Woolf is part ot Richard’s already constructed fiction?
Then, is Clarissa Vaughn’s story “Mrs Dalloway” the fiction, the fiction that Mrs. Woolf is constructing since she has chosen to kill Richard instead? (According to Louise, Richard in his books kills his heroine)
FICTIONAL READERS, AUTHORS, AND CHARACTERS.
v TWO FICTIONAL AUTHORS: Mrs. Woolf and Richard
v UNCERTAINITY ABOUT THE FICTIONS THAT THEY BOTH WRITE
v RICHARD’S BOOK: NO TITLE / MRS. WOOLF BOOK: NO TITLE
v MRS BROWN: FICTIONAL READER
v FICTIONAL CHARACTERS:
o Clarissa Vaughn = Richard’s Mrs Dalloway = Cunningham’s Mrs. Dalloway = Mrs Dalloway (short story)
o Mrs Woolf Mrs Dalloway is not Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (Cunningham projects himself in Mrs Woolf as a fictional author, as a fictional Virginia Woolf)
o Mrs woolf: Fictional Virginia Woolf/ M. Cunningham = A Mask
o Richard: 1) Fictional Author within “mrs. Dalloway” and The Hours. 2) A fictional character in “Mrs. Brown”.
o Mrs. Brown seems to be a fictional character in Mrs. Woolf’s fiction or in Richard’s fiction (He wrote about his mother in his big book) // Richard’s Dalloway mother in “Mrs Dalloway” and Richie’s mother in “Mrs. Brown” //Richard's fictional mother in “Mrs. Brown” if we take for granted that “Mrs. Brown” is part of Richard's big book // A fictional reader of a Mrs. Dalloway
o Sally: Clarissa’s lesbian partner and a double for Sally Seton
o Louis Waters: Richard’s ex and a double for Peter Walsh