Mrs. Ramsay

Mrs. Ramsay is a warm-hearted, loving and caring young woman. She is a mother of eight children. She is a dynamic and complex character. She stands like a mediator between the harshness of her husband and sensitiveness of her children. Mr. Ramsay tends to demonstrate insecurity and the task of Mrs. Ramsay is to support him. The heroine is charming and charismatic and using her woman charm; she persuades people to do things, which they do not want to do. She is a prototype of ideal mother, able to rule the whole family at the same time being calm, loving and tender.

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Mrs. Ramsay Quotes

Immediately, Mrs. Ramsay seemed to fold herself together, one petal closed in another, and the whole fabric fell in exhaustion upon itself, so that she had only strength enough to move her finger, in exquisite abandonment to exhaustion, across the page of Grimm's fairy story, while there throbbed through her, like the pulse in a spring which has expanded to its full width and now gently ceases to beat, the rapture of successful creation.

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It is permissible even for a dying hero to think before he dies how men will speak of him hereafter. His fame lasts perhaps two thousand years. And what are two thousand years? (asked Mr Ramsay ironically, staring at the hedge). What, indeed, if you look from a mountain top down the long wastes of the ages? The very stone one kicks with one’s boot will outlast Shakespeare.

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For her own self-satisfaction was it that she wished so instinctively to help, to give, that people might say of her, O Mrs. Ramsay! dear Mrs. Ramsay . . . Mrs. Ramsay, of course! and need her and send for her and admire her? Was it not secretly this that she wanted,

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Always, Mrs Ramsay felt, one helped oneself out of solitude reluctantly by laying hold of some little odd or end, some sound, some sight.

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Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. It was so inadequate, what one could give in return; and what Rose felt was quite out of proportion to anything she actually was.

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And, what was even more exciting, she felt, too, as she saw Mr Ramsay bearing down and retreating, and Mrs Ramsay sitting with James in the window and the cloud moving and the tree bending, how life, from being made up of little separate incidents which one lived one by one, became curled and whole like a wave which bore one up and threw one down with it, there, with a dash on the beach. Mr

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Mrs. Ramsay in the Essays

Analysis of Mr. Ramsay in Woolf's "To the Lighthouse"

Mr. Ramsay becomes a character that represents change in Virginia Woolf's novel, To the Lighthouse. With the changes his character experiences, Woolf is able to express the movement away from traditional patriarchal ideals that were in place in Victorian England. In many respects, he is the...