Mrs. Dalloway

“…she, too, loving it as she did with an absurd and faithful passion, being part of it, since her people were courtiers once in the time of the Georges, she, too, was going that very night to kindle and illuminate; to give her party.”

Clarissa values the fact that her and her family’s reputation is defined by wealth and luxury. This says a lot about English class systems of the era and how people equated their happiness and success to materialism. This is where she finds her self-worth. Is it perhaps foreshadowing a change of heart or lesson to be learned?

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1925. Print.

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