Mrs Dalloway


Virginia Woolf

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Mrs Dalloway can help.

Everything you need
for every book you read.

"Sooo much more helpful than SparkNotes. The way the content is organized
and presented is seamlessly smooth, innovative, and comprehensive."
Get LitCharts A+
  • Easy-to-use guides to literature, poetry, literary terms, and more
  • Super-helpful explanations and citation info for over 30,000 important quotes
  • Unrestricted access to all 50,000+ pages of our website and mobile app
Get LitCharts A+


The first line of the book is Clarissa Dalloway saying she will “buy the flowers herself,” and she soon enters a flower shop and marvels at the variety. Flowers are a traditional symbol of love… read analysis of Flowers

The Prime Minister

Mrs. Dalloway began as two different short stories, and one of them was called “The Prime Minister.” In the novel the Prime Minister acts as a symbol of England’s traditional values and social hierarchy, which… read analysis of The Prime Minister

Big Ben

Big Ben is a famous clock tower and London monument, but it also serves as an interesting symbol of time and tradition in the book. The clock tower is part of the Palace of Westminster… read analysis of Big Ben