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A Thematic Exploration of Connection in Mrs. Dalloway

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DOI: 10.25236/iseah.2018.041


Li Xia

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Li Xia


The title character has long been a focus in the interpretation of the main theme in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, that is, a connection of fragments and divergences. This paper examines the shifting characters’ points of view in the presentation of Clarissa’s relationship with Richard Dalloway and Peter Walsh; then a tentative conclusion will be drawn that though intimate the main characters appear, they stay far in the minds. And such a psychological and emotional remoteness of these characters in relation to another might be a reflection of Woolf’s skeptical attitude toward the definiteness of connection in a modern world.


Connection, Identity, Divergence, Remoteness, Existence, Plight