To the Lighthouse The Lighthouse, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

Virginia Woolf

The Lighthouse, Chapters 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Mrs. Beckworth: houseguest, kind, older woman; sketches

Summary
“What does it mean then, what can it all mean?” Lily Briscoe asks herself the following morning. (See close of Time Passes) As she wanders through the house, she feels a kind of numbness coming back after all these years “and Mrs. Ramsay dead.” It is a beautiful day and an expedition to the Lighthouse has been planned. Cam and James are not ready; Nancy has forgotten to order the sandwiches. Mr. Ramsay, annoyed with the children, has banged a door and now marches up and down on the terrace in a rage. Lily feels the house is chaotic and unreal. Nancy’s dazed and desperate...

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