To the Lighthouse Chapters 14-16 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Chapters 14-16 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Minta Doyle: emotional young woman; impulsive, outspoken

Paul Rayley: earnest young man; timid

Nancy Ramsay: pensive; prefers solitude

Andrew Ramsay: interest in collecting marine life; somewhat aloof

Summary
All of Chapter XIV is written within parentheses. Minta, Paul, Andrew, and Nancy take an afternoon’s excursion. Minta coerced Nancy into joining them. Nancy would have preferred retreating to the attic. She feels pressured by the demands of socializing.

Andrew observes that Minta is a good walker, dressed in a short skirt and black knickerbockers. He likes her rashness, but believes it will get her into...

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