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Mrs. Dalloway
by Woolf, Virginia
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1. Woolf's novel creates an intimate portrait of a circle of acquaintances in London. What did you think of the world Woolf created?

2. Woolf's novel includes a wide range of characters from a variety of social classes and backgrounds. Which characters did you find most interesting? Were there any you didn't like?

3. The novel shifts between the present day and the past. Why does Woolf choose this literary technique to tell the story?

4. How do Clarissa and Septimus see the world differently? Are there things they see the same way?

5. What did you think of the relationship between Clarissa and Sally Seton? What role did their relationship play in the story?

6. Septimus' suicide is an important scene in this novel. What does Woolf want us to think about death and loss?

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