How does this quote demonstrate the comfort Clarissa experiences while continuing to live her life in Mrs. Dalloway? That is, how does it ensure her that she has made the right decision to continue on living? The quote reads: "she being part, she was positive, of the trees at home; of the house there, ugly, rambling all to bits and pieces as it was; part of people she had never met; being laid out like a mist between the people she knew best, who lifted her on their branches as she had seen the trees lift the mist, but it spread ever so far, her life, herself."

This quote demonstrates the comfort Clarissa experiences while continuing to live her life in Mrs. Dalloway by showing how she feels connected to everything. She is not only part of nature, her home, and people she knows. She is also part of people she has never even met, to humanity and the world as a whole.

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This excerpt, which appears at the beginning of Mrs. Dalloway , explains Clarissa's outlook in life. She does not feel worried about her eventual death or about mortality as a whole, because she feels connected to everything around her. In her view, she is not distinct from the people or...

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This excerpt, which appears at the beginning of Mrs. Dalloway, explains Clarissa's outlook in life. She does not feel worried about her eventual death or about mortality as a whole, because she feels connected to everything around her. In her view, she is not distinct from the people or world around her; instead, she is part of all of her surroundings and all of life.

She feels, as this excerpt expresses, part of the physical universe, including the trees and houses around her. In particular, she merges with the people around her, and their spirit buoys her. Woolf likens Clarissa's friends to trees that lift her up just as "trees lift the mist." Clarissa is like mist because her spirit floats among other people, and she is raised up by them. Because Clarissa has a spirit that is free and unmoored to a living thing, she is not afraid of mortality. Her spirit is something bigger and more eternal than just what her body encompasses.

In addition, she is connected to all the people she has known throughout her life, including Peter. Therefore, she is comfortable with life and with her decision to continue to live because she believes she is part of something eternal.

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