There is no room for the impurities of literature in an essay.... the essay must be pure—pure like water or pure like wine, but pure from dullness, deadness, and deposits of extraneous matter. (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist, essayist, and diarist. The Common Reader, ch. 19 (1925).)
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.