In Mrs. Dalloway, what do Peter's violent protestations that "he was not in love with [Clarissa] any more!" tell us about his character? It seems like a case of he doth protest too much...

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The character of Peter Walsh in this wonderful novel acts as the foil for Richard, the man Clarissa eventually married. Peter is a character who is shown to be ambivalent about so much and lacking in self-awareness. This is shown through the way he spends so much time and effort trying to convince himself that he no longer loves Clarissa. However, in spite of these efforts, it...

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