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Villette

In the novel Villette, Bronte often uses the parallel of unusual or disturbed weather to symbolize a coming momentous change for her characters. By the same token she employs the use of calm or...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2009 12:14 pm UTC

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It is always important to look at such quotes in context to discover what is being suggested by them. We see that, following Lucy Snowe's awarenss of Madame Beck's spying upon her and Dr. John,...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2011 7:38 pm UTC

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It is quite evident, as in all of Charlotte Bronte's works, that the theme of the position of women is society and how they are suppressed and regarded as inferior, is a key theme in this excellent...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 10:09 pm UTC

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One of he main themes of Villette is the identity—or lack thereof—of Lucy Snowe. The notion of "repression" is rife in Villette, but in many ways the elusiveness of Lucy's character has to do with...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2020 1:17 pm UTC

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The Salem series of critical essays doesn't list all components of a work's settings, just the predominant one. In this case, that is seen to be Belgium where the story starts.

Latest answer posted July 5, 2011 5:01 pm UTC

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Lucy's acting is entirely appropriate to her character, as she spends much of the story playing several different, often competing, roles as part of her ceaseless attempt to forge a distinct...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 8:24 am UTC

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It is Chapter Nine that you will want to re-read, when we are given a full analysis of this French lady who runs the house where Lucy Snowe is staying. She seems to be quite a ferocious lady in...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2011 7:29 pm UTC

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Mrs. Barrett is a kindly old servant of Lucy Snowe's family, who's now working as a housekeeper at a large estate near Miss Marchmont's place. It is while visiting Mrs. Barrett that Lucy notices...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 5:23 am UTC

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Well, yes, but as your hesitancy suggests you already know, none of the men in the novel really embody these ideals powerfully. Dr. John Graham Bretton is good looking, and has the striking eyes...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2007 10:24 am UTC

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