Mrs. Dalloway Part 16 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Part 16 Summary and Analysis

As Peter Walsh walks the streets, he compares England and India. He sees an ambulance, which is going to the Smith’s home. He is wondering about himself, about Clarissa, and marriage. She has had a great presence and influence in his life. He enters his hotel, collects his mail, and goes to his room. One of the letters is from Clarissa, saying how nice it was to see him and how he should come to the party. Her efficiency annoys him, for she must have mailed it immediately.

The narrator describes Peter, who thinks about Daisy. Their separation may make her reconsider their relationship. He broods on love, women, Clarissa and Daisy, but most of all on himself. Then he goes down to dinner,...

(The entire section is 536 words.)