In Mrs Dalloway Virginia makes frequent reference to nature both to flowers

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In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia makes frequent reference to nature, both to flowers, trees, plants, animals, the weather, and scenery. The references to nature hold different meanings, through actual surroundings, to visions through memory, and various symbols and metaphors. I believe Virginia uses flowers extensively as deep metaphors to bring to life the characters and settings. Mrs. Dalloway seems to have a whole sphere of communication occurring in which flowers mysteriously replace more tangible communication or information: for instance, all that Peter “knew of”” Sally’s husband is that he wore “”two camellias on his wedding day””(286). Elizabeth is “”like a poplar”” (287)