“It all looked so empty. All the chairs were against the wall. What has they been doing? Oh, it was for the party; no, he had not forgotten, the party. Peter Walsh was back…”
This quote describes the scene but than describes how Clarissa is thinking. The reader gets to know what she is going through her head.
Notes: descriptive; connection b/w reader and character
“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.” (3)
Notes: I liked how this passage shows how Clarissa is very wrapped up in her mind. Despite being outside in the bustling city of London, she feels very much alone. It’s interesting to note how she compares this loneliness to being alone at sea. This emphasizes a sort of division between the outside world and the privacy of one’s mind.