Part 3 Summary and Analysis
Sally Seton: an old friend of Clarissa
Lucy: the Dalloway’s maid
Lady Bruton: vivacious woman who invites Richard Dalloway and Hugh Whitbread to her home for a luncheon
Richard Dalloway: Clarissa’s husband
Returning from the florist, Clarissa finds that Richard is lunching at Lady Bruton’s. Excluded and hurt, Clarissa appreciates Lucy’s sympathy. The two share a moment of silent communication. Clarissa’s disappointment affects her thoughts. She overreacts internally, imagining herself ancient and alone, because she was not invited. She worries about the extent of her social graces.
Climbing the stairs, Clarissa...
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