To the Lighthouse - The Window Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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The Window Chapter 17 Summary

A feeling of melancholy descends upon Mrs. Ramsay as she takes her place at the head of the table. Glancing at her husband sitting at the other end, Mrs. Ramsay cannot recall ever feeling any emotion for the man. The assembly of her own children does not lift her spirits in the least and life is at an end as far as Mrs. Ramsay is concerned. The fatigue of maintaining dinner conversation among so many difficult guests preys on Mrs. Ramsay's mind as the dinner progresses.

Mr. Bankes would rather be dining at home alone, but he keeps this thought to himself. He does not understand the value that people place on families. The conversation level is so incredibly boring to Bankes that at the moment, even the lovely Mrs. Ramsay is unappealing.

Lily rises to the occasion and...

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