To the Lighthouse - The Window Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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The Window Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

As the novel begins, Mrs. Ramsay promises her youngest son James that they can make the trip to a nearby lighthouse tomorrow, provided the weather is fair. James, whose hobby is cutting pictures from an army and navy store catalog, is thrilled because he has never made the trip to the lighthouse in all of his six years and the prospect of doing so as soon as the next day is exciting.

Mr. Ramsay dashes young James' hopes for the lighthouse expedition by telling his son that the weather will not be suitable for such a trip tomorrow. Mr. Charles Tansley, a friend of Mr. Ramsay who has come to the Ramsay household for dinner, joins in this negative proclamation. According to Tansley, the wind is coming in from the west, which will prohibit any safe landing...

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