Sagaing Travel on l know of no other novel that uses just these conventions, not even among those by Woolfherself. Briony’s narrative in Atonement is not at alllike The Waves. It uses a more or less conventional third person narrator who speaks in indirect discourse for thoughts, feelings, and experiences the characters had in a present that is now pasto The Waves is not like that. It is made up of two sorts of discourse juxtaposed: the interludes and the soliloquies (her words) of the six characters at various times in their lives. The soliloquies are sometimes long, sometimes short. They are presented in no regulaI’ rotation. They just shift from one character to another, more or less unpredictably. Sagaing Travel 2016.