Mrs. Dalloway

Is recovery possible in the Novel?

Mrs. Dalloway features different kinds of recovery: London is recovering from the war; Clarissa is recovering from the flu; Septimus is trying to recover from the trauma of battle. Is recovery possible? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Of course it possible. People have been recovering from all of the above for thousands of years. The only form of recovery I'd question is Septimus' recovery, which never happens, but I'm not sure where you are here in reading the novel.

Septimus has suffered psychological injuries, and he will need different kinds of help to recover from the trauma. He doesn't receive the right type of help, and his death is a direct result his inability to communicate with others and share his pain.


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