Mrs Dalloway Key Quotes Essay

1094 Words Nov 22nd, 2012 5 Pages
Clarissa-“She could not dispel a virginity preserved through childbirth”
“match burning in a crocus”

“ Do u remember how the blinds use to flap at bourton”

“The curtain with its flight of birds or paradise blew out”

“She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day”

“Most exquisite moment of her whole life.”

“She knew nothing; no language, no history; she scarcely read a book now, except memoirs in bed”

“The obvious thing to say of her was that she cared too much or rank and society”
“Holding her life in her arms”...“this is what I’ve made of it “

“By artificial light the green shone,
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They should have fallen- their ghosts, of tears have ghosts, did fall- that day”.
“When twenty hounds streamed by me”
“But still all equal in their rage of gladness”
“Upon the scent, made on, like a great dragon”
“Young English countrymen, fair- heard and ruddy, in white tunics”
“And silence, told me truths I have not dreamed”
‘The British Grenadiers’. “The music piercing that solitude” free verse appropriate for the flow of a memory
This is no case of pretty right of wrong “That politicians or philosophers can judge”
“I hate not Germans, nor grow hot with love of Englishmen, to please newspapers”
“A kind of god he is, banging a gong”
“But I have not choose between the two, or between justice and injustice”
“Can rake out of the ashes”
“That ages made her that made us from the dust”
“She he all we know and love by”
“We love ourselves we hate her foe”.
“Out of the other an England beautiful and like her mother that died yesterday”
Couplets towards the end suggest he’s made his decision”
Aspens “The aspens at the cross-roads talk together of rain”
“The sounds that for these 50 years have been heard”
“The whisper of the aspens is not drowned”
“Calls their ghosts from their abode”
“Aspens must shake their leaves and men may hear”
“Whatever wind blows, while they and I have leaves” set rhythm abab continuity and structure of

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