Mrs. Dalloway - pages 175-215 Summary & Analysis

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Peter thinks about how things with Clarissa never would have worked out. The relationship never came naturally, not like the one he had with Daisy. Peter always felt like he had to do and say things just right with Clarissa. He always seemed to be criticizing her or trying to decipher her moods and relationships with others. That had not changed in all the time they were apart. In some ways, although he loved her, Clarissa was foreign to Peter.

It was not that way with Daisy. With Daisy everything was easy, without a struggle, even though Daisy was 24 years old and married with two children. One of Peter's confidants asked what the consequences would be for Daisy. There were social barriers to be overcome and if Daisy left her husband, surely she would lose her children.

Peter thinks about the...

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