Although Clarissa Dalloway has had many men in her life and she holds high position in the society and therefore she has many people around her, she is actually very lonely, isolated from the society and therefore unhappy. She has chosen Richard Dalloway to be her husband, however she loved Peter Walsh more. During the whole novel she as if explains away why it was right not to marry with Peter Walsh: " But she had often said to him that she had been right not to marry Peter Walsh; which, knowing Clarissa, was obviously true; she wanted support. Not that she was weak; but she wanted support." She did not marry Peter Walsh...
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...ips with the members of her family. Moreover, Clarissa is made trivial, people around her are interested not in her personality, but in the position she holds. The society asks from her to observe certain norms and because of this pressure from the society, individual degrades. Clarissa is not a personality, she is a simple woman, who cannot compete successfully in her life, because she does not know her opponent. Therefore, in the end of the novel, Clarissa morally dies as she is misunderstood by the society and without any possibility to fulfil herself.
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