THE FEAR OF DEATH
The thought of death is always present in the characters of the novel. Middle-aged Clarissa has experienced the deaths of her father, mother, and sister and has lived through the calamity of war, and she has grown to believe that living even one day is dangerous. But death is very natural in her thoughts. Peter Walsh, instead, tries to delete this through in any way. Finally, Septimus faces death most directly: he prefers to kill himself rather than live another day.