“‘Lord, Lord!’ he said to himself out loud, stretching and opening his
eyes. ‘The death of the soul.’ The words attached themselves to some scene,
to some room, to some past he had been dreaming of. It became clearer; the
scene, the room, the past he had been dreaming of.”
Here we see Peter still deals with his past trauma and “death of the soul” as he calls it. Like his counterpart, Clarissa, they both have a habit of diving into the past about their feelings.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. Harcourt, Inc, 2005, page 61-62