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As mentioned in an earlier question, we already know that Mrs Dalloway takes place in a 24 hour period of time. It begins early in the morning on June 1923 and ends the next day at 3am. Her use of time makes it imperative that the reader pay close attention....... and to remember that most of the action isn't in your face; it's in the thougths of the characters themselves.
Woolf uses flash backs and elaborate memories that inreal time take only a few moments...... Big Ben is prominant; pay attention, he reminds us what time it is on a regular basis.