Mrs. Dalloway, Connections

“And she felt quite continuously a sense of their
existence; and she felt what a waste; and she felt what a pity; and she felt if
only they could be brought together; so she did it. And it was an offering; to
combine, to create; but to whom? An offering for the sake of offering, perhaps. Anyhow, it was her gift.” (Woolf, 108).

Clarissa as an older wife cannot have more children and felt as though she had no purpose for existing. In searching for a new purpose as an older married woman, she found that having parties was her calling. It was not simply parties for the sake of parties, but rather creating a way to bring people together. She used her singular connections with each of these people to bring them all together so they can all connect with each other.