Mrs. Dalloway

“How much she wanted it–that people should look pleased as she came in, Clarissa thought and turned and walked back towards Bond Street, annoyed, because it was silly to have other reasons for doing things” (10).

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

Something about the way Clarissa’s inner monologue works and the way the narration focalizes through her struck me in this passage, as well as Clarissa’s ideas for motivation, which is in being able to please others.