To the Lighthouse Chapters 5-7 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

Chapters 5-7 Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Macalister’s son: son of the fisherman who accompanies the Ramsays’ on the boat

Summary
Lily stands on the edge of the lawn, watching the Ramsay’s boat sail off. She feels depressed about withholding her sympathy. She remembers Minta Doyle’s flirtation with him and how it would lighten his mood. She almost asks Augustus Carmichael, sleeping in a lawn chair nearby, if he can remember these things.

Her thoughts return to Mrs. Ramsay and the day on the beach with Charles Tansley and herself. She wonders why that particular day, in all its detail, is so etched in her mind. Mrs. Ramsay’s words, as she looked at something out at sea, echo in...

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