In Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs. Dalloway,” the two main characters, Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith portray similar images of one another when viewed with an inward perspective. Both are unhappy with the basis of their lives, their unhappiness are from different reasons and/or events that have happened in their lives. Septimus has a war damaged state of mind, faces ongoing battles with memories of trauma, leads to sucide caused by the war. Whereas Clarissa, stumbles on an ongoing, inward battle to put an end to her disappointing marriage. Overall, both protagonists lose at the end, and retreat from this ongoing battle.
Topic – The effects of the war on Septimus and Clarissa during the time.
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