Clarissa Dalloway is a complex character that is perceived differently by many readers. Her interactions with people throughout the book reveal many things about her personality, but it is hard to decipher her true intentions; is she a deep, thoughtful woman, or a shallow, upper-class snob Her deep relationship was more than just friendship with Sally Seton; however, her harsh feelings towards other characters like Miss Kilman, Lady Bruton and Ellie Henderson show a shallow side of Clarissa.
Sally Seton was the most influential character in the book for Clarissa. In her younger years she was a free spirit, Clarissa admired this and wished she could be as sure of herself as Sally was. When she appears at Clarissa?s party, it is almost a disappointment because she has become the exact opposite of what she was, and has conformed to the ways of a traditional female of that time.
Sally affected Clarissa?s life in many ways, but mostly in the physical sense. She made Clarissa see a side of herself that she may have never experienced, her sexuality. For them to marry would be out of the question, but Woolf showed how
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