Mrs. Dalloway Topics for Discussion

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Examine the relationship between Peter and Clarissa. Do you think Peter still loves Clarissa? Do you think Clarissa still loves Peter? Is their relationship strained because of their past together? If Clarissa is upset by Peter, why does she always think about him? What do you think will happen between Peter and Clarissa?

Clarissa and Sally were best friends in their youth although they were markedly different. Compare and contrast Clarissa and Sally then and now.

Septimus Warren Smith is suffering from some unnamed illness. Dr. Holmes thinks it can be cured with bromide and some rest. Sir William thinks it is shell-shock. Septimus thinks he can see beyond anything available to other people and that he carries a great message. Explain Septimus' issues and your opinion on his illness.

List and explain at least three uses of foreshadowing in the story.

Discuss the awkward relationship between...

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