March 24, 2015: written in 1938, published in 1941, set during the great depression around 1931, rich, modernist text, written from typical modernist perspective detached from characters, written with a condescending and masculine perspective. 2 principle characters of mr. and mrs. bentley contrast in gender, view of art, personality: we are reading mrs. bentley"s diary highly personal and subjective lacking objectivity. Top level and mrs. bentley"s writing: mid pg. House by sinclair ross: pg. 4 passage beginning, and as usual , says the house is smug, how is a house smug, second storey that"s exactly what we"re looking for in mrs. bentley"s diary pun, pg. One of the most destructive mental illnesses because the sic see help as an attack. Tendency to project delusions onto the external world. Tendency to cleanliness and order in an attempt to control the world. Delusional personality with big ego at the centre of the world they must control: pg.