Study Guide

To the Lighthouse Characters

By Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Ramsay

Mrs. Ramsay is about as close as Virginia Woolf ever got to Angelina Jolie: Mrs. Ramsay's...

Mr. Ramsay

When we are first introduced to Mr. Ramsay, he comes off as a bit of a jerk. To paraphrase, he...

Lily Briscoe

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James Ramsay

James Ramsay is the youngest of the Ramsay family's eight children. He starts out the novel as a...

Charles Tansley

Charles Tansley is a student of Mr. Ramsay’s who was invited to the house for the summer....

William Bankes

William is friends with Mr. Ramsay, and thus he warrants an invitation to the summer house. The...

Augustus Carmichael

He uses opium that stains his beard yellow, and is the only person in the novel impervious to...