Mrs. Dalloway Part 2 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Part 2 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Septimus Warren Smith: a man who fought in the recent World War, and has not been the same since; acts in a disturbed, disoriented fashion Lucrezia Warren Smith: Septimus’ wife, whom he met in Italy; she makes hats, and worries about Septimus and their marriage

Maisie Johnson: a young woman recently arrived in London from Edinburgh, Scotland; asks the Smiths for directions, and is bewildered by her glimpse into their unhappiness

Mrs. Dempster (Carrie): an older woman who observes Maisie Johnson; she thinks about her life, and believes herself lucky

Summary
The loud backfire that startles Clarissa comes from the car of an important personage. The people...

(The entire section is 655 words.)