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Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

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mrs-dalloway-virginia-woolfNarratorbsorbing, mysterious, of infinite richness, this life.FlowersYouth and beauty are fleeting like flowers. Water Imagery relating to water emphasizes change and transformation. Big BenThe London clock marks times swift passage.MotifsAge & MemoryAs characters grow older and reflect on the past, they see life differently. Passage of TimeCharacters measure minutes, hours, and years.Stress & Mental IllnessClarissa and Septimus fight internal battles.ThemesSources: British Library, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Mrs. Dallowayby the NumbersShort stories by Woolf in which Mrs. Dalloway is a characterYears after the end of World War I when Mrs. Dalloway is set (1923)Day in which the events of Mrs. Dalloway take placeYear Woolf met her future lover Vita Sackville-West, who may have inspired the character of Sally1922551Born to an artistic Victorian family, Woolf balanced creative passion and severe depression throughout her life. She often focused her work on characters’ complex interior lives, dabbling in unusual forms such as stream of consciousness—as in Mrs. Dalloway—surrealism, and minimalism. Woolf also celebrated feminine talent and perspectives.VIRGINIA WOOLF1882–1941AuthorOn the outside, wealthy Londoner Clarissa Dalloway is the perfect party hostess. Internally, shes doubting her marriage, missing lost loves, and contemplating growing old. Her friends defy social expectations and struggle to process the aftermath of World War I.More Than an Ordinary PartyMAIN CHARACTERSPeter WalshSallys friend; recently returned to England from India Richard DallowayClarissas practical husband; a government employee Sally Seton Charming, daring friendof the DallowaysSeptimus Warren SmithFormer soldier struggling with war-induced stressElizabeth Dalloway Richard and Clarissas beloved young daughter Clarissa Dalloway High-society woman with a rich inner lifeVirginia Woolf1925EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageDramaMrs. Dalloway

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