Mrs. Dalloway Class Notes
Mrs. Dalloway Class Notes ENGL 471.0001
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Monday October 5 2015 ENGL 471 Class Notes Mrs Dalloway Peter and Clarissa break up p 64 Peter is insistent and demanding while Clarissa has isolation in her personality Clarissa keeps people at arm s length but is also social She exhibits caritas compassionate love and agape love to the world but has some deficit of passion Clarissa has a necessity for comfortstability that carries into her marriage but she doesn t seem particularly happy with her life Clarissa is social because she s bored She lacks epiphanic moments or self discovery in her life Peter complains about Clarissa p 77 She had a genius for it he had seen her take some raw youth twist him turn him wake him up set him going Peter has a jaundiced view of life and a sour view of Clarissa He thinks her mentoring of youth is a manipulative power grab and he may be right Clarissa irritates the Gods by being a lady end of p 77 Clarissa makes a world of her own wherever she happens to be Clarissa as spiritualemotional virgin p 33 has failed Richard sexually She has spiritual purity but at the expense of truly connecting with other people Clarissa s bisexual experiences with Sally an inner meaning almost expressed p 34 Septimus and suicide Septimus has manic depression and shellshockPTSD His mania is temporarily alleviated by making a hat with Rezia but he kills himself shortly afterward Relationship between aesthetic and good mental health Aesthetic is life giving for Septimus Heroes in modernist novels are frequently artists Monday October 5 2015 The doctor tries to take Septimus away and he commits suicide by jumping onto a sharp railing It was their idea of tragedy not his or Rezia s committed to aesthetic even in death Rezia sees Septimus s suicide coming and understands it s a relief from his pain but is unable to face the facts of her husband s death Death and Clarissa Oh thought Clarissa In the middle of my party here s death she thought p 183 Septimus s death is a buzzkill The bird of paradise on the curtain 187 is a symbol of death Birds of paradise have no feet they can fly forever There is another bird on page 28 that sings to Septimus about how there is no death Bird imagery is a means of communication through the universe and a symbol of death in this novel Clarissa tries to escape to a corner of the party she finds inviolable but no one is there she can t escape death Death is the mother of beauty Fear no more the heat of the sun She feels glad that Septimus is dead because his death enables her to appreciate beauty more He functions as her proxy Henceforth her art of the social will be more open and less defensive Her aesthetic has been selfpreservative and transforms due to her acceptance of death Her sympathy seems broader This is not a lifechanging revelation by any means she still be a hostess but she has changed