Essay on Mrs. Dalloway By Virginia Woolf

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Throughout Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf one becomes acquainted with the main protagonist Clarissa Dalloway. She is an upper middle class women who has chosen to marry a politician. She lives a very comfortable life in London England with her husband Richard, and her teenaged daughter Elizabeth. Clarissa enjoys the lavish lifestyle; she loves fashion, throwing parties, and she 's very critical of what 's going on around her. She 's an introspective character whose emotions are displayed through her thoughts. Throughout the novel Clarissa meets many interesting people, which she shares her thoughts about. Each person creates a contrast for you to take notice of, which builds the personalities of each of the contrasting characters. Woolf chooses to sculpt Clarissa’s personality, emotions state and social class through the contrast of foil characters such as Mrs. Kilman, Elizabeth Dalloway and Peter Walsh.

In Mrs. Dalloway, Mrs. Kilman has an affect on how one views Clarissa as a person by contrasting their relationship with Elizabeth and their difference of wealth. She is a source of jealousy in Clarissa 's life, which creates a divide between Clarissa and Mrs.Kilman. While reflecting on Mrs. Kilman after buying herself flowers, Clarissa thought. “[...] Richard said [Mrs. Kilman] was very able, had a really historical mind. Anyhow they were inseparable, and Elizabeth, her own daughter, went to Communion; and how she dressed, how she treated people [...] she did not care a…

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