To the Lighthouse Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Lily Briscoe: 33-year old spinster; would-be artist, friend of the Ramsays

William Bankes: widower, old friend of Mr. Ramsay; botanist; lives in the same rooming house as Lily Briscoe

Cam Ramsay: the Ramsays’ young daughter; lively and stubborn

Jasper Ramsay: the Ramsays’ impetuous son

Summary
Mrs. Ramsay, still sitting with James at the window, becomes suddenly aware of the cessation of voices and sounds which have provided a background. She is momentarily struck by an “impulse of terror.” She quickly realizes that her husband and Charles Tansley have stopped their conversation. The sounds of the waves, which often...

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