Mrs. Dalloway

Why Septimus is considered to be Clarissa's double?


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Woolf has stated unequivocally that Septimus was intended to be a double of Mrs. Dolloway. The two seem to be substitutes for each other. Woolf considered that he might live while Clarissa might die. Consequently many critics understand Septimus's death a swap for Clarissa's life. I know, this sounds strange but his death would allow Clarissa to accept the constraints of her married life.