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In this passage, what is the night compared to? A. Lucrezia's unheeded words B. Lucrezia's plight as a married woman C. the all-encompassing mist D. Mrs. Dalloway

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  1. anonymous
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    Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (excerpt) There was nobody. Her words faded. So a rocket fades. Its sparks, having grazed their way into the night, surrender to it, dark descends, pours over the outlines of houses and towers; bleak hillsides soften and fall in. But though they are gone, the night is full of them; robbed of colour, blank of windows, they exist more ponderously, give out what the frank daylight fails to transmit—the trouble and suspense of things conglomerated there in the darkness; huddled together in the darkness; reft of the relief which dawn brings when, washing the walls white and grey, spotting each window-pane, lifting the mist from the fields, showing the red-brown cows peacefully grazing, all is once more decked out to the eye; exists again. I am alone; I am alone! she cried, by the fountain in Regent's Park (staring at the Indian and his cross), as perhaps at midnight, when all boundaries are lost, the country reverts to its ancient shape, as the Romans saw it, lying cloudy, when they landed, and the hills had no names and rivers wound they knew not where—such was her darkness; when suddenly, as if a shelf were shot forth and she stood on it, she said how she was his wife, married years ago in Milan, his wife, and would never, never tell that he was mad!

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    This passage describes the musings of Mrs. Dalloway's friend Lucrezia as she walks by herself in Regent's Park. (Lucrezia took care of her husband, a war veteran who was gradually sinking into insanity. She married him in Milan, Italy, and moved to London with him.)

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