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Virginia Woolfs Mrs Dalloway novel is one that emphasizes the concept of time particularly its depth and its composition Woolf conveys the difficulty of time by drawing attention to the characters struggles to create meaning for themselves within the passing of time The whole novel takes place in the course of one day Woolf extended time and explored time beyond its ordinary surface of passing events There is not one separate occurrence of time in Mrs Dalloway as an alternative Woolf exposes the reader to multiple dimensions of time that interact with one anther to create the set of connections that was formed into a narrativeWoolfs characters in the novel were mixed between different dimensions of time When Woolf introduced depth to the time she comprised it of experience reflection and memory In the novel Clarissa Dalloways actions such as buying flowers mending her dress speaking with Peter Walsh were augmented by simultaneous tours into memory and thought These simultaneous processes are apparent from the opening phrases of the novel Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself and as for poor Lucy she had her work cut out for her The doors would be taken off their hinges and Rumpelmayers men were coming This segment here is an example of a single moment however this moment includes at least two occurrences of time In the following sentences Woolf presented a additional level of depth to this single moment in time And then thought Clarissa Dalloway what a morningfresh as if issued to children on a beachFor so it had always been to her whenshe had burst open the French windows and plunged at Bourton into the open air At this point Clarissa reflects on the past taking into account her current action and thought in light of her memories In the course of the novel Clarissa Dalloway struggled to resolve her personal experiences with time She constantly races against time in an
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