To the Lighthouse Additional Characters

Virginia Woolf

William Bankes

(Novels for Students)

William Bankes is an old botanist friend of Mr. Ramsay's who has come to stay at the Ramsay home. The years since the two first became...

(The entire section is 196 words.)

Lily Briscoe

(Novels for Students)

Lily is an artist who stays with the Ramsay family in the first section of the novel, and returns with them to their Scottish summerhouse in...

(The entire section is 362 words.)

Cam Ramsay

(Novels for Students)

Cam, the little Ramsay daughter, is a "wild and fierce child" at the beginning of the book who refuses to give William Bankes a flower. When...

(The entire section is 248 words.)

James Ramsay

(Novels for Students)

James Ramsay is the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay. As a little boy he is an extremely sensitive child who idolizes his mother....

(The entire section is 326 words.)

Mr. Ramsay

(Novels for Students)

Mr. Ramsay is the father of the family. He is the most misunderstood character in the book, a man whose children hate him because they think...

(The entire section is 273 words.)

Mrs. Ramsay

(Novels for Students)

A lighthouse along the Shetland coastline in Scotland. Published by Gale Cengage

Mrs. Ramsay is the mother of the Ramsay family who dies during the middle section of the novel. A beautiful, caring woman, she means all...

(The entire section is 409 words.)

Other Characters

(Novels for Students)

Andrew the Just
See Andrew Ramsay.

Cam the Wicked
See Cam Ramsay.


(The entire section is 754 words.)