Discuss the role of time in Mrs. Dalloway. Why are Big Ben’s chimes such an important part of the narrative? How are they described, who hears them, and when are they heard?

Follow and analyze a strand of imagery in the book, such as sea and water imagery or web and thread imagery. What does this imagery signify?

What is the meaning of Clarissa’s party? Why does the book end with a party and why is this party the most important event of the book?

Research shell shock in relation to World War I. How do treatments for war trauma today differ from those used then?

What was the role of women during World War I? How did women contribute to the war effort in Britain?

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