This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Andrew the Just - See Andrew Ramsay
William Bankes - This character is an old botanist friend of Mr. Ramsay's who has come to stay at the Ramsay home. He is a childless widower .
He is intellectually open, willing to understand and appreciate Lily's abstract painting, which suggests the essentially positive character that is hidden beneath his bitterness.
Lily Briscoe - This artist stays with the Ramsay family in the first section of the novel, and returns with them to their Scottish summerhouse in the final section.
This lonely character never...
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