Mrs. Dalloway Part 8 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Part 8 Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Sylvia: Clarissa’s late sister

Summary
Observing Septimus and Lucrezia in their “squabble,” Peter feels that he sees a picture of youth. The narrator discloses Peter’s history regarding relationships, and his perceptions of his choices. That he had always been too susceptible to impressions is blamed for his troubles, and his moodiness has stayed with him, from adolescence to the present.

Peter sums up the last five years, and the women he has thought about. These thoughts lead to Sally Seton, and how Sally was the most authentic of all the people in Clarissa’s circle. Peter appreciated Sally’s integrity, and he is surprised that she married a rich man and...

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