Mrs. Dalloway Setting & Symbolism

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Buckingham Palace is the home to the King and Queen of England. Located in Westminster, it is the official home for the Royals although they only spend part of the year in residence. It is often used for state dinners, grand parties, and other official celebrations and events.

Buckingham Palace becomes the focus of the story when several people, including Clarissa, see a stately car pull up on the street and park. The window shade is drawn so no one can be sure who is inside. While some think it is the Prime Minister, others are convinced it is the King, Queen, or Prince of Wales.

It is the middle of June so the Royals have come to Buckingham Palace where they will stay for the balance of the summer. Many people gather to watch the arrival of the Royals. Some are enthralled by the arrival...

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