Paul Rayley is a young man. He is the family friend, who visits Ramsay family on the Skye Island at their summer home. This character is very empathetic and flexible. He is a static hero, and his personality does not change much throughout the whole plotline. Mrs. Ramsay insists on his proposal to Minta Doyle. She also gives him advice concerning the place and manner of proposing, from the point of view of a woman. He proposed on the beach. Paul is impressionable. The author depicts him responsive when he refuses to leave the Island to find the broth, lost by his beloved woman.
Paul Rayley in the Essays