To the Lighthouse - The Lighthouse Chapters 6, 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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The Lighthouse Chapters 6, 7 and 8 Summary

Lily periodically looks up from her painting to search for the Ramsays' boat out on the water. While she scans the scene, Lily's mind wanders to Minta and Paul Rayley, who have married and have two children. Their marriage has not worked out. Paul is involved with another woman with Minta's consent and the marriage is more of a solid friendship. Lily feels a twinge of smugness at the thought that the proposal Mrs. Ramsay championed has not worked out successfully.

Allowing thoughts of Mrs. Ramsay to now enter her mind, Lily determines that the dead are at the mercy of the living. All the thoughts and traits of the dead can be swept away without debate. For a brief moment, Lily feels triumphant over Mrs. Ramsay, since Lily did not fulfill Mrs. Ramsay's other matchmaking venture...

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