To the Lighthouse - The Window Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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The Window Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

The house is suddenly very quiet and Mrs. Ramsay feels a brief moment of terror. She realizes that the lull signals the end of Mr. Ramsay's and Mr. Tansley's conversation. Only when Mrs. Ramsay can hear her husband's voice once more is she comfortable again. Suddenly, though, Mrs. Ramsay calls out "Stormed at with shot and shell" and is relieved that the only person within earshot is Lily Briscoe, who is painting outside on the lawn.

Mrs. Ramsay remembers that Lily is painting the Ramsay house and has asked Mrs. Ramsay to sit in her chair with her head lowered. Mrs. Ramsay quickly returns to this position. Lily is consumed with her painting until Mr. Ramsay and Mr. William Bankes interrupt her. Mr. Ramsay makes Lily uncomfortable and she is thankful that he doesn't want to look...

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