The Polish Madonna (Mary's Wash Day)..."This charming picture depicts Our Lady hanging laundry while the infant Jesus sits nearby. Polish legend has it that the bright warmth of the sun must shine upon the earth on Saturday, if only for a brief moment, in remembrance of Christ's infancy when on that day Mary would wash immaculately clean his swaddling clothes so that Sunday might find delight in witnessing the baby God in pure and fresh-scented dress."
9. The four Mary’s and the narrator are all identities that Woolf has created to represent the women of society and the expectations and limitations that are imposed on them. All women have potential but it is up to them to fight back against the oppressing society they live in.