The Window, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mrs. Ramsay: main character, mother of eight children

James: six-year-old son of the Ramsays

Mr. Ramsay: husband of the main character; a professor

Charles Tansley: student and protégé of Mr. Ramsay

Augustus Carmichael: philosopher-poet; house guest of the Ramsays

Summary
Mrs. Ramsay sits with her six-year-old son James, who is cutting pictures from an army and navy stores catalogue. They are in the drawing room (living room) of their summer residence, a large, somewhat dilapidated house next to the sea on an island in the Hebrides (off the coast of Scotland).

The novel opens with Mrs. Ramsay’s...

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