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Mrs. Dalloway

“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.