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how are Peter and Clarissa different?
they view nature different.. Clarissa loves nature and Peter hates it
what happened in Clarissa's past in the little garden by the fountain? why?
they broke up because he married a girl on a boat to India
how would you characterize Clarissa's concerns for her daughter Elizabeth?
worried Elizabeth likes Mrs. Kilman
Rumours circulate after the explosion from the motor car. What metaphor is used to describe them?
a pulse irregularly drumming through an entire body
Describe Septimus Warren Smith. How does he enter into the story?
30 years old, pale, beak nose, brown shoes, shabby overcoat, hazel eyes. He is walking around London
What was the effect of the car on Bond Street? What are some of the things it leads people to think about?
a slight ripple which flowed through shops on both sides of the streets. Death & war
Who makes up the crowd outside of Buckingham Palace? What are some of their names? What class of people are they?
poor people. Sarah Bletchley & Emily Coates. The lower class
How does the stream-of-consciousness narration connect Mrs. Coates to Lucrezia Warren Smith and Septimus?
take an interest in things outside
What does Maisie Johnson want to know? How old is Maisie? Where is she from?
the way to Reagent's Park tube station- she's from Edinburgh, Scotland
How many different points of view (perspectives) did you read in this section? Whose were they?
Edgar J. Watkins, Septimus Waren Smith, Mrs. Dalloway, Sarah Bletchley, Emily Coates, Rezia, Dr. Holmes, Maisie Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Dempster
Clarissa compared herself to the queen in the last section, what does she compare herself to now?
what are Clarissa's religious beliefs? how does she feel about her life?
doesn't believe in God.. felt blessed and purified
who invites Mr. Dalloway to lunch? how does Clarissa feel about this?
Lady Millicent Bruton; Clarissa is jealous
what do you think it means that Clarissa "at certain moments... [felt] what men felt?"
she had romantic feelings for herself
who is Sally Seton and what was/is Clarissa's relationship with her?
friends- they used to be romantically linked
describe the appearance and family background of Sally
dark features.. does not have a great home life
What allusion to Shakespeare's Othello does Clarissa bring up?
"if it were now to die 'twere now to be most happy"
What happens to Clarissa on a summer walk one day with Peter Walsh, Joseph Breitkopf, and Sally Seton?
Clarissa and sally kiss.
What color is the dress that Clarissa plans to wear to her party? What has happened to the dress? Who made the dress?
...its green. sally parker made the dress
Who arrives at the door while Clarissa is sewing her dress? How long has he been away and to where? What time is it when he makes a visit?
Peter walsh he has been been in india for 5 years. arrives at 11am
How do Clarissa and Peter find the other's appearance after all this time?
Clarissa has aged.Peter got skinner and looks the same.
What is the name of Clarissa's father? Who didn't get along with him?
Justin Parry. he didnt get along with their friends and peter.
What does the word "histrionically" mean? How does it explain Clarissa's behavior?
deliberatley overly dramtic in behavior or speech. perfect hostess and wants to act that way.
To what sound are Clarissa's words (or the thought of them in Peter's head, "remember my party...") compared?
chiming of the big ben
For what reasons does Peter criticize Clarissa?
her girlhood timidty has carried through in middle age.
What does Peter do to a young woman he sees in Trafalgar Square? Why do you think he does this?
...he begins to follow her. she seems to become his ideal women as he looks at her.he compares her to clarissa and decides she is not rich or wordly as clarrissa is.
Did Peter get along with Justin Parry (Clarissa's father)? Why or why not?
no they argued over politcs
What does Peter think of Elizabeth Dalloway?
he expects that she does not get along with her mother. she is also very grown up and handsome.
What does Peter Walsh do in Regent's Park while an elderly nurse knits over a sleeping baby?
he falls asleep
When does Peter Walsh say the "death of [Clarissa's] soul" happened? Why does he say this?
Clarissa developed manners over time and he thinks they are fake.
What does Peter admire in Clarissa that also enrages him?
her courage and ability to see things through.
What are some of the changes Peter Walsh notices in England after returning after his five years in India? (post-war changes)
People looked different
The fashion and newspapers changed
People put on makeup in public
What happens to Sally Seton? (Whom does she marry and where does she live now?)
Mr. Rosseter; She lives in Manchester
On this visit to England after his five years in India, Peter plans to see lawyers about a divorce for his girlfriend Daisy. What does he also plan to ask Hugh Whitbread or Richard Dalloway?
Find him a job
How do Peter Walsh's and Rezia Warren Smith's views of the "poor old woman" contrast?
Peter feels sympathy for the woman. Rezia relates to the woman.
What was Septimus's dream job/vocation before the war? Who was he in love with before the war?
A poet; fell in love with Miss Isabel Pole.
Where did Septimus meet Rezia? Why does he say (in his mind) that he became engaged to her? (What was he trying to bring back?)
Milan; He was bringing back the feeling of love towards Rezia
Do both Septimus and Rezia want to have children? Why or why not?
Septimus: against children-there shouldn't be anymore children.. Rezia: wants children
What are some of the remedies that Dr. Holmes prescribes? Do they help Septimus? Why or why not?
To take a trip to the music hall; No, because he is getting worse.
What is Sir William Bradshaw's job? What does he prescribe for Septimus?
Psychiatrist; A long period of bed rest
What is Sir William Bradshaw saying when he says Septimus "does not have a sense of proportion"?
He is not all there.. He has something wrong with him
Note the time at the end of the section on p. 100. After Rezia and Septimus leave Sir William Bradshaw it is
half past one
What are some of the good deeds Hugh Whitbread has done in his life?
He always brings Mrs. Bruton a bunch of carnations when he visits.
What mistake does Hugh Whitbread unknowingly make about Miss Brush's brother? Who is Miss Brush?
the brother is really sick and not doing well; Mrs. Bruton's assistant
What do Hugh and Lady Bruton think to themselves about Peter Walsh's job prospects? Will they help him find a job?
they feel helping him is impossible because of his flawed character
What plan does Lady Bruton have that she hopes Richard Dalloway will advise her on and Hugh Whitbread will write the papers about?
emigration to Canada; They will write to TIME
Why in the end (even though she refused earlier) does Lady Bruton stuff Hugh's carnations into the front of her dress?
she was happy he was helping her
With what metaphor does the author describe the connection of Lady Bruton and her luncheon guests, "getting thinner and thinner"?
they use a spider thread
What time is it when Richard returns home to Clarissa? What does he bring her?
3:00; red & white roses from Richard
Whom is Clarissa worried about not inviting? Read on and add why Clarissa did not want to invite her.
Ellie Henderson; She is dull
What does Richard require his wife to do after lunch? Where does he go?
take a nap; he goes to the committee of Armenians/ Albanians
why Clarissa likes to throw parties.
because Peter and Richard always make fun of her; it is her offering to the world
What does Mrs. Dalloway think is unusual about Elizabeth's appearance based on her genes?
dark, chinese eyes, pale face, "oriental mystery"
What is a mackintosh? Who wears one? Why does this person wear it?
Miss Kilman; it is cheap; a coat; she is poor
What does Miss Kilman think of Clarissa Dalloway?
has a lot of anger towards her, but doesn't hate her
Who is "the old woman looking out of the window" (p. 123)? What is it that "love and religion" would destroy?
summarize how Doris Kilman feels about herself, about her appearance. What does she use to make herself feel better?
down on herself and does not like the way she looks. eats food to make her feel better.
What does Elizabeth Dalloway admire about Doris Kilman? What is her attraction to Miss Kilman? What is it you think Doris Kilman wants from Elizabeth?
she is educated. she is clever. and ms. killmann fears that if elizabeth leaves her she wontt come back. she mainly does not wat to feel alone. and elizabeth keeps her company
What happy moment do Septimus and Rezia have together in their apartment?
they are laughing together and Rezia feels as though they are a married couple again
What happens to Septimus in this section? What time do you think it is?
he commits suicide by jumping out a window; 6:00 pm
What does Peter Walsh find waiting for him at his hotel room when he returns by 6 o'clock?
a letter from Clarissa
What does Peter Walsh plan to ask Richard Dalloway at the party?
what they are doing politically in India
Describe some of what Peter sees on his walk through London in the evening air.
well dressed young people
How does Lucy describe the way Elizabeth looks for the party?
"Quite lovely." Couldn't take her eyes off of her.
Describe Ellie Henderson. How does she feel about being asked to the party?
In a corner by herself- slouching, looks bored, last minute invite, was mad, about 50 years old, doesn't know why Clarissa would invite her. They are cousins
What "famous person" arrives at the party? How do the guests behave in his presence?
The Prime Minister. They went on with the party, Peter makes fun of him.
Whom does Clarissa want Peter to "have a word with about Burma"? Why is Peter surprised this person is still alive?
Aunt Helena; she is old.
Does Clarissa like Sir William? Why/why not?
she does not like him because of the way he treats his patients.
What bill does Richard Dalloway consult with Sir William about?
bill for people who have shell shock.
What quote is repeated in this section? Where is it from? Why is it repeated?
if were now to die now would be most happy.
What does Clarissa see outside her window that is surprising? Read the entire passage closely. What do you think this symbolizes?
...the old lady (her neighbor) starring at her. It symbolizes Clarissa's future.
What does Sally Seton think of Elizabeth?
handsome and self possesed. opposite of clarissa. the fact that she is opposite shows that the world is changing.
What do you think is significant about the final few lines of the novel?
it shows that peter and richard both love clarissa. and clarissa picked richard over peter. last few lines were from peter but about clarissa
example of characters reflect a growing social isolation caused by mass industrialism essential loneliness of the individual
Ms. Killman isolated due to their religious views, her class in society, and has no family for support.
example of characters are withdrawn, unresponsive and hurt by unnamed forces.
Everyone looked at the motorcar.
example of a growing awareness of "the cannon"-high brow" "low brow".
Septimus thought about poetry and high brow literature.
example of no narrative voice to guide reader-"stream consciousness. *often no punctuation or quotation marks.
The whole book
example of experimentation -"make it new"
representing sounds on a page instead of writing words (page 79)
example of writers "turned inward" for their subject matter more important than the social +outward.
septimus said "I will kill myself", an awful thing to say.
1st communist gov.- the soviet union. World war 1 ends .armistice is signed. Women in England over 30 gain rights to vote.
has an internal ailment. Spends most of her time in nursing homes. We hear much about her through others in the book.
Sir William Bradshaw
A renowned London psychiatrist. When Lucrezia seeks help for her insane husband, Septimus, Septimus's doctor, Dr. Holmes, recommends Sir William
Septimus's general practitioner. When Septimus begins to suffer the delayed effects of shell shock, Lucrezia seeks his help. Dr. Holmes claims nothing is wrong with Septimus, but that Lucrezia should see Sir William if she doesn't believe him
Clarissa's aunt. She is a relic of the strict English society Clarissa finds so confining. A great botanist, she also enjoys talking about orchids and Burma. She is a formidable old lady, over eighty, who found Sally Seton's behavior as a youth shocking. She has one glass eye.
Clarissa's cousin. Clarissa does not want to invite her to the party but does so last minute.
The Smiths' neighbor. She finds Septimus odd. She has honest blue eyes and is Rezia's only friend in London. Her daughter is Mrs. Peters, who listens to the Smiths' gramophone when they are not at home. Mrs. Filmer's granddaughter delivers the newspaper to the Smiths' home each evening, and Rezia always makes the child's arrival into a momentous, joyous event.
Peter's lover in India. She has two small children. Part of Peter's return to London is too seek info for a divorce for Daisy.
Septimus's boss at Sibleys and Arrowsmith. The managing clerk, is paternal with his employees and foresees a promising career for Septimus, but Septimus volunteers for the war before he can reach any degree of success. He promotes Septimus when he returns from the war, but Septimus is already losing his mind. He has a waxed moustache and a coral tiepin.
An awful poet at the Dalloways' party. Is badly dressed, with red socks and unruly hair, and he does not enjoy talking to another guest, Professor Brierly, who is a professor of Milton. He shares with Clarissa a love of Bach and thinks she is "the best of the great ladies who took an interest in art." He enjoys mimicking people.
Percy and Carrie Dempster
at one point in the book they are projecting problems about their marriage.
"the heart of the theory is that.... by your point of view"
einstein's theory of relativity (1905)
*time is relative
*point of view determines reality
art reflects modern preoccupations:
*New ways of seeing and representing the world.
*Starry, Starry Night
*Panteillism breaking into tiny dots.
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