To the Lighthouse Study Guide

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse is a Modernist novel concerned with the Ramsay family and their two decade-separated trips to the Scottish Isle of Skye. The titular lighthouse is located near the island and is the focus for domestic stress and tension in the Ramsay family. The novel ruminates on themes of family and on the difficulties inherent in human interaction. It also dwells on the first World War, an event that upends the Ramsay family's dynamics.