“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 looked at Peter Walsh; her look, passing through all that time and that emotion, reached him doubtfully; settled on him tearfully; and rose and fluttered away, as a bird touches a branch and rises and flutters away. Quite simply she wiped her eyes”(43).
Notes: Peter’s love for Clarissa, wasted life, tortured emotions
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. San Diego: Harcourt, 1925. Print.