Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith

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Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith

Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are two of the character is in the book Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are unhappy with their lives.

Although, Clarissa and Septimus are both unhappy the basis for their unhappiness stems from different reasons and/or events that have happened in their lives. But the both fear the can not feel as others feel. Clarissa Dalloway, a middle aged upper class woman, is unhappy because of choices she has made in her life she also fears that she can not feel things as others do. Septimus Smith, a World War I veteran, is unhappy because of effects of the war. Septimus worries that when Evan's died he did not feel anything.

Clarissa Dalloway wanted to be a part of the upper class English society. That is the reason she married Richard Dalloway. Throughout the novel Clarissa looks back on her experiences with Peter Walsh. She wonders if she made the correct choice in marrying Richard and rejecting Peter. Clarissa point out in …. That one of the reason she didn't marry Peter is because he would ask her to feel too much. Richard does not ask her to feel things as Peter would. Clarissa didn't love Richard when she married him but has learned to love him. Although she believes she made the right decision in marrying Richard, she still wonders how things would have been if she married Peter instead.

Clarissa has a low self-confidence in her appearance as well as her skills as a hostess. "A ridiculous little face, beaked like a bird's" is how Clarissa describes herself. Clarissa goes on with the description saying she is "nothing….this being Mrs. Dalloway; not even Clarissa anymore; this being Mrs. Richard Dalloway." () Clarissa feels she is unimportant, that she has no self-identity, no purpose in life.

Clarissa believes one of her duties being Mrs. Richard Dalloway is to throw lavish parties. Although, Clarissa...
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