Mrs Ramsay Essays and Term Papers

  • Mrs. Ramsay

    B Mr. Mackey 22 March 2010 The Guardian Mothers have huge responsibilities and as a whole, are the most imperative ingredient in a family. Mrs. Ramsay is no exception to this familiar theme. Mrs. Ramsay, being a caregiver, plays a vital role in peoples’ lives, especially James and Mr. Ramsay. Woolf...

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  • The Lighthouse as a Symbol for Traditional Family Structure

    why do James and Mr. Ramsay have so much invested in the Lighthouse – either in getting to it in the first place or in preventing others from going? Well, one important thing they share in common is that they're both guys. Another important thing? They're both really into Mrs. Ramsay. Sure, one's her...

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  • The Significance of a Mother in to the Lighthouse

    Woolf’s prose piece To The Lighthouse, Mrs. Ramsay is more than jus the neck of the family, she is also the heart. Mrs. Ramsay is married and has eight children. At the beginning of the novel, the family wants to go to the lighthouse but is unable to go because of Mr. Ramsay’s bad attitude and also bad...

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  • The Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf illustrates the character of Mr. Ramsay, a husband and father of eight children. As a husband, he degrades and mentally abuses his wife, Mrs. Ramsay, and as a father, he disparages and psychologically injures his children. Yet, Mr. Ramsay has another side -- a second dimension. He carries...

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  • To the Lighthouse

    internal conflicts the Ramsay family is confronted with in her novel To the Lighthouse. One could argue that perhaps what Woolf wanted her readers to focus on was the inevitable trip to the lighthouse and how the story is brought to a full circle in that sense. Or maybe it is about Mr. Ramsay and his strive...

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  • Symbolism

    unobtainable. Just as Mr. Ramsay is certain of his wife’s love for him and aims to hear her speak words to that end in “The Window,” Mrs. Ramsay finds these words impossible to say. These failed attempts to arrive at some sort of solid ground, like Lily’s first try at painting Mrs. Ramsay or Mrs. Ramsay’s attempt...

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  • Relationships of the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf sets up a dynamic scene between Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay. Since the start of To the Lighthouse Virginia presents Mr. Ramsay as an egotistical, rational, aloof, and needy character. Mrs. Ramsay on the other hand is shown as beautiful, strong, intuitive, and comforting character. When the two...

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  • To the Lighthouse - Notes

    isolation and how these themes are interrelated in and throughout the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay. Conceptually, Woolf combines all of the aforementioned realities of life into the presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay, a married couple that seem to stand for both accurate and visionary approaches to...

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  • To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf's novel To The Lighthouse suggests that life's meaning lies in the discovery of a power which destroys time. Mrs. Woolf's book presents two different concepts of time. One is the time of man's world; the record of human events. It can be measured by clock and calendar and its passing...

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  • James Ramsay Character Analysis

    James Ramsay Character Analysis James Ramsay is the youngest of the Ramsay family's eight children. He starts out the novel as a six-year-old and ends it as a melancholy, sullen sixteen-year-old. James's entire character revolves around his desire to go to the Lighthouse: in Part One, he desperately...

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  • Literature

    World War I. Mr. Ramsay and Mrs. Ramsay bring their eight children to their summer home in the Hebrides (a group of islands west of Scotland). Across the bay from their house stands a large lighthouse. Six-year-old James Ramsay wants desperately to go to the lighthouse, and Mrs. Ramsay tells him that...

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  • Shakespeare Comedy,

    following World War I * setting (place) · The Isle of Skye, in the Hebrides (a group of islands west of Scotland) * protagonist · Although Mrs. Ramsay is the central focus of the beginning of To the Lighthouse, the novel traces the development of Lily Briscoe to the end, making it more accurate...

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  • Idyllic Women in Novels

    The character of Mrs. Ramsay from To The Lighthouse, and Harriet of The Fifth Child failed in their many attempts of achieving womanly perfection. Both women strived and struggled to achieve a similar, yet false ideal of feminine perfection. Let's take a look at failures that exposed their unsuccessful...

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  • To the Lighthouse

    thinking, behaving In Virginia Wolf’s To the Lighthouse, the reality of differences and inequities among the sexes is manifest throughout the book. Mrs. Ramsay’s thoughts about men and their status in society, shows the culture of society during that period of time. She is a compassionate woman and has...

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  • to the lighthouse

    sketch the essence of ten years of time's passage for the Ramsay family by focusing on the slow decline of their house in the Isle of Skye. Woolf works obliquely (in other words, indirectly and in a wandering manner) to depict the decay of the Ramsay family without ever actually coming out and showing how...

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  • Male Superiority Within Domestic Life

    is acting superior over the woman. Mr. Ramsey proves this fact when he works to receive Lily's sympathy. This is shown when Lily thinks, "You shan't touch your canvas, he seemed to say, bearing down on her, until you've given me what I want from you" (150); about Mr. Ramsey as he approaches her while...

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  • Essay

    Mr. Know-All – Literary analysis THE STORY Mr. Know-All is a story with a moral lesson. The subject is simple. A rich British merchant of Oriental origin, named Mr. Kelada, meets a group of Westerners on a ship sailing across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Yokohama. His cabin-mate, a...

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  • Essay

    masterpiece creation of Virginia Woolf. And there is a character Mrs. Ramsay and Lily Briscoe who are the leading characters in the novel. Lily Briscoe, a painter, who is the guest of the Ramsays family, completes the painting of Mrs. Ramsay after her death. It takes almost ten year to complete the...

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  • To the Lighthouse

    has to resolve her own insecurities and come to peace with the memory of the deceased Mrs. Ramsay, a symbol of the Victorian woman and Julia Stephen’s artistic alter ego. Second, she has to connect with Mr. Ramsay and prove to herself that women can, indeed, paint. As she matures as a painter Virginia...

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  • To the Lighthouse Symbolism

    To the Lighthouse Summary: Part 1: The Window The novel starts in the Ramsays' summer home. Mr Ramsay tells to the family that will take them to the Lighthouse on the next day but it wasn’t possible due to bad weather. This makes a certain tension between James the son of the family and his...

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