Study Guide

Daisy Simmons in Mrs Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf

Daisy Simmons

Daisy is Peter Walsh’s married lover in India. Scandalous! Peter is actually in London to see if he can get her a divorce; but it’s complicated because she has two children and there’s a major social disgrace factor involved. To add to the trouble, she is younger than he is, which means she could end up a widow. Daisy's existence also helps us realize that Peter is still in love with Clarissa – the contrast between how he feels about the two women is pretty obvious.