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  • William Ramsay

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    William Ramsay William Ramsay was born on the second of October, in the year 1852. William, and his parents, William and Catherine, lived in Glasgow, Scotland. William Ramsay performed his work in his native town, until 1870 when he went to Tübingen and earned his doctorate in 1872. When returned to Scotland later that year, he became an assistant chemist at the Anderson College in Glasgow. Eight years later, he was appointed principal and professor of chemistry at London University, which held

  • The Character of Mrs. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse

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    The Character of Mrs. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf's novel, To The Lighthouse, is full of symbolism that describes the surroundings and the life of Mrs. Ramsay who is the central character. She helps to bring the world out of chaos and darkness with her positive nature and by being the source of light for the other characters. She is also a peacemaker, beautiful, maternal, and almost divine. Mrs. Ramsay's first word in the novel is "yes" which reflects her affirmative and

  • Character of Mr. Ramsay in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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    The Character of Mr. Ramsay in To The Lighthouse When reading novels, it is important to understand the aspects of each character to completely get the message that the author is trying to send to the reader.  In the novel, To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf illustrates the character, Mr. Ramsay as a husband and a father of eight.  As a husband, he mentally abuses his wife, Mrs. Ramsay, and as a father, Mr. Ramsay discourages and psychologically abuses his children to an extent that makes his

  • Fifth Business - Character Foils Of Dunstan Ramsay And Percy

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    Davies’ novel, Fifth Business, revolves around guilt, competition, and two men who are foils of each other. Although Dunstan Ramsay and Percy Boyd Staunton are parallels to each other, they contrast in a great number of ways. Their awkward relationship plays a significant role in the number of elements which make Fifth Business such an interesting story. 	While Dunstan Ramsay had never been too interested in competing with Percy Boyd Staunton, Percy from a young age saw Dunny as a rival. When Percy’s

  • Ramsay Macdonald's Betrayal of His Party in 1931

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    Ramsay Macdonald's Betrayal of His Party in 1931 In 1931, Ramsay Macdonald resigned from his position as leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minster of Britain, to take up a position a few days later as the leader of the new National Government set up to run the country, and thus becoming the countries leader again. Many have claimed that he betrayed the Labour Party by leaving them so he could join another party in a better position; in other words he was motivated by personal ambition

  • Betrayal of the Labour by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931

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    Labour by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931 There were many problems faced by Ramsay MacDonald which, forced him to resign however, in this essay I will be discussing whether he betrayed the labour government. This essay will be broken down in to five main bullet points which will all sum up to answer the question above. The main problems faced by Ramsay MacDonald was economic and also the minority position. Ramsay MacDonald’s government was opposed by the liberals and so as a result Ramsay MacDonald

  • Essay - Bridge Between Worlds in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse

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    To the Lighthouse illustrates a bridge between the worlds of the Victorian mother and the modern, potentially independent woman. The Victorian woman was to be absorbed, as Mrs. Ramsay is, by the task of being mother and wife. Her reason for existing was to complete the man, rather than to exist in her own right. Mrs. Ramsay certainly sees this role for herself and is disturbed when she feels, momentarily, that she is better than her husband because he needs her support to feel good about himself and

  • Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

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    Fleeting Connections in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse In Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Ramsay plays the role of a beautiful, dutiful wife and mother. She also is a peacekeeper, who struggles to find unity, even in situations where it seems that none can be found. Through Mrs. Ramsay's attempts to unify conditions, many characters experience an extreme sense of connection with her. Often, like Mrs. Ramsay's successful unifications, these connections are but fleeting ones, lasting

  • Self-realization in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

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    beginning of the novel, the path lies on Mrs. Ramsay and her children wanting to go to the Lighthouse.  They find it very exciting and are looking forward to the event.  However, Mr. Ramsay believes the weather will not allow them to go tomorrow nor the next day.  This carries a negative effect on Mr. Ramsay’s character though the rest of the story and these words reflect their consequences, “…it won’t be fine” (p.4).  In reference to their son, James, Mrs. Ramsay believes,  “…he will remember that all

  • Lily’s Reflections in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

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    Mr. Ramsay’s sentiments of having “perished” and wishes Mrs. Ramsay were in charge of the household again (126). Although Lily is a friend of the Ramsays, she is deeply affected by the unravelling of the Ramsay’s family life and remarks, “The empty places. Such were some of the parts, but how bring them together?” (126). Lily is able to solve this dilemma at the end of the story; however, for the moment, she can only imagine Mrs. Ramsay saying “life stand still here,” for this is the older woman’s