As the author endeavors to depict various social layers in her novel, she tries to create various types of personalities melted in one place. Augustus Carmichael is a desperate and depressed poet. Because of his condition, he takes opium to fins a pleasure. He did not achieve much success until after World War I. He has a very controlling and strict wife, who does not let him breathe. That is why he mistreats Mrs. Ramsay. He is the only character who still indifferent to charm and beauty of this impressive woman. He and Lily are antagonists of Mrs. and Mr. Ramsay.
Augustus Carmichael in the Essays