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Villette is a novel by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853. After an unspecified family disaster, protagonist Lucy Snowe travels to the fictional city of Villette to teach at an all-girls school where she is unwillingly pulled into both adventure and romance. The novel is celebrated not so much for its plot as its acute tracing of Lucy’s psychology, particularly Brontë’s use of Gothic doubling to represent externally what her protagonist is suffering internally. (From feedbooks.com)
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This free digital curriculum for high school students contains interactive videos exploring imagery, conflict, and foreshadowing as well as annotations describing textual connections, motive, and literary devices. Students explore themes of love and motivation. The Common Core aligned questions, answers and quizzes in this free online unit will increase student engagement in the book while supporting reading comprehension.

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Chapter 1 - Bretton.

Watch this video on literal versus figurative language. When the speaker discusses the inmates, she is being figurative. What is she trying to share with the reader about Bretton? (This annotation contains a video)
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on a mobile device) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
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What does it mean when the speaker says that her godmother has "come in person to claim [her] of the kinsfolk..."? 
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From the description, the new visitor sounds like an infant or toddler. When the child speaks, what belies this impression? 
Why is the fact that Polly is weeping quietly so strange to Lucy? 
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Why is Polly focused on dressing herself? 
Why does Mrs. Bretton believe if Polly cared or was interested in one of them, Polly would eat? 

Chapter 2 - Paulina.

Watch the video below on imagery. Reread the highlighted passage. How does Lucy use imagery to illustrate the depth of sadness Polly displays? (This annotation contains a video)
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How does the use of imagery show both the change in Polly and Lucy's thoughts of Polly in this highlighted passage? 
Why would Polly's reunion with her papa, Mr. Home, make Lucy uncomfortable? 
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What is Lucy's opinion of Graham? 
In this conversation with Graham, we see a side of Polly that has not been shown before. Her speech in the previous interactions is precise, but now she stutters. What might be the reason for her discomfort? 
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Reread the highlighted passage. Why is what Graham did an insult to Polly? 

Chapter 3 - The playmates.

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Why is Graham playing this game with Polly? 
Does Polly appreciate Graham's teasing? 
By stating she was calm, Lucy is trying to prove what to young Polly? 
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Graham spent a great deal of time teasing Polly to earn her friendship. What actually grants him her loyalty? 
What observation does Lucy make about Polly in this highlighted passage? 
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What makes Polly happy? 
Why does Graham turn Polly away? Is it to hurt her feelings or because he'd rather be with his friends? 
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How does Lucy use imagery in this highlighted passage? 
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What does the declaration Polly makes in this highlighted passage mean? 
Most of the time, Polly behaves as an adult, but what does the scene in the drawing room remind you, the reader, of? 
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Although it is evident that Polly has become dependent on Graham, what is also evident in this highlighted passage? 
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What concerns Polly about leaving? 
Why is Lucy worried about Polly's future? 

Chapter 4 - Miss Marchmont.

Watch the video on simile and metaphor. How do the similes Lucy uses to describe her next eight years paint a dismal picture of her life at that time? (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Miss Marchmont believe Lucy would be interested in becoming her companion and nurse? 
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Why does Lucy accept the offer and remain with Miss Marchmont? 
Watch the video on theme. Reread the highlighted passage about love. How could this be an emerging theme? (This annotation contains a video)
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What lesson has this remembrance given Miss Marchmont? 

Chapter 5 - Turning a New Leaf.

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Why does Lucy exhort such a positive character description of her former servant? 
Why is Lucy suddenly fearful of her condition in life? 

Chapter 6 - London.

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Which option explains what Lucy is doing in the highlighted text? 
Below is a picture of Charon taking a passenger down the River Styx. Charon was the guide to the Underworld in Greek mythology. When people died, two coins were placed with them so that when they reached the River Styx, they were able to pay Charon for safe passage to the underworld. How does this allusion relate to Lucy's feelings of her current situation? (This annotation contains an image)
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Why is it Lucy is given a different view of people than her richer counterparts? 
Why does the father choose Lucy as a companion for his daughter? 
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What do we learn of Ginerva Fanshawe? 
Below is a link to the poem "To Althea from Prison." Here Lucy quotes it to describe her present feelings. How does the full poem connect to Lucy's current mood about love and life? (This annotation contains a link)
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What opinion does Lucy hold of Ginerva after spending time sick with her? 

Chapter 7 - Villette.

How is the fact that Lucy is English an excuse for any strange behavior she displays? 
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What does Lucy compare her anxiety to? 
In the highlighted passage, Lucy claims she trusts this man for various physical reasons. Are these reasons sufficient to trust someone unconditionally? 
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Why is Lucy a target for men like the mustached ones she meets? 
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What is Madame basing her decision to hire Lucy on? 

Chapter 8 - Madame Beck.

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What impression does Lucy give of the room the children sleep in? 
Why is Madame Beck so suspicious of Lucy? 
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What can we assume about Madame Beck given the dismissal of Mrs. Sweeny and the institution of Lucy as governess? 
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What tool does Madame Beck use to control her world (the school, the students, the teachers, and her house staff)? 
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What is Lucy's opinion of Madame Beck? 
Watch this video on foreshadowing. How does Bronte create foreshadowing through Lucy's observations? (This annotation contains a video)
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When Madame Beck asks this question of Lucy, we already know the answer. Why? 
What skills is Lucy using to determine her obstacles? 
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What earns Lucy the position of teaching English? 

Chapter 9 - Isidore.

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Why can't Lucy depend on Madame for help with her problem students? 
What consequence does Lucy face after offending the school's Catholic sensibilities? 
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Why does Lucy disapprove of Ginerva's relationship with Isidore? 
Why is Lucy scornful of Ginerva's selfishness and vanity? 
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Who bought Ginerva her jewelry and her baubles? 
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What is Lucy's problem with Ginerva's intentionally cruel treatment of Isidore? 

Chapter 10 - Dr. John

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How does Madame Beck's demeanor benefit her children? 
How could the fact that Dr. John is a Doctor and English affect Lucy's opinion from her first encounter with him? 
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Why does Dr. John captivate Lucy's attention? 

Chapter 11 - The Portress's Cabinet.

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Why is the town in an uproar and parents upset about Dr. John's presence at the school? 
How does Madame Beck overcome the worries of the parents and come out of the situation even more beloved? 
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Why does Lucy accept the fact that Dr. John's intentions toward Madame Beck were for monetary comfort, but scorn Ginerva's actions with Isidore? 
Who is Dr. John visiting at the school? 
Is it the fact that Lucy speaks English or that Lucy seems to know what just happened that flusters Dr. John? 

Chapter 12 - The Casket.

Watch the video on flashback. How is the legend of the ghost nun a flashback? How could this add to the tension of the story? (This annotation contains a video)
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How does Madame Beck feel about Lucy's taking to the garden? 
Sisera was a Canaanite chieftain and Jael was a Kenite woman from the Bible. She slew Sisera by driving a nail through his temple. In alluding to this, what is Lucy saying of her thoughts and her efforts to rid herself of them? (This annotation contains an image)
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How does Lucy perceive herself different from the other single women in the school-both teachers and students? 
What has Lucy discovered? How could this endanger Dr. John's reputation? How could it affect Lucy? 

Chapter 13 - A Sneeze Out of Season.

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What is Lucy's reaction to the stories of saints she is reading? 
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Why does Lucy choose to leave Madame Beck to snooping around her things? 
What makes Lucy bitter about the situation? 
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From whom is Lucy experiencing love? 
Why is Lucy getting involved in such a mysterious activity? 

Chapter 14 - The Fête.

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Why doesn't Lucy have friends at the school? 
Despite her dislike of the Parisian teacher, Lucy admires Madamoiselle St. Pierre's ability to do what? 
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What is Lucy's first impression of M. Paul? 
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Why is Lucy an outside observer of the preparations for the fête? 
Vaudeville is another term for a multi-act play, often including farce. Why would the idea of being in the play upset Lucy? 
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Why does M. Paul need Lucy to take over a role in the play? 
Why does Lucy agree that she has the courage to perform when she doesn't feel equal to the task? 
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Why does Lucy refuse to dress like a man? 
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How does Lucy manage to create her character truthfully? 
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Why does Madame Beck refuse to allow the single young men entrance to the dance? 
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Why does Ginerva believe she is better than Lucy? 
Why does Ginerva like Alfred de Hamal so much? 
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Why is Lucy suddenly so determined to force a decision on Ginerva? 
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Through this conversation,we discover that neither Dr. John nor Lucy are fond of the people they are discussing. Why? 

Chapter 15 - The Long Vacation.

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Why does M. Paul grudgingly allow Lucy to test her students on English? 
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Why does M. Paul believe he knows Lucy? 
How does Lucy make her first friend at the school? 
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In the previous chapter, Ginerva claims she is happier than Lucy. However, in this chapter, Lucy realizes she is happier than Ginerva. Why does Lucy realize this? 
Why is it unusual for Lucy to go to confession? 
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What does the priest claim ails Lucy? 
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Chapter 16 - Auld Lang Syne.

The objects Lucy is remembering are from Bretton, when she was 14. Why is that startling to her? 
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What does she believe is happening? 
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Who has Lucy encountered again after a long absence? 
In the highlighted passage, Lucy recalls Mrs. Bretton treating her as one would treat a child. What does this say of Mrs. Bretton's character? 
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When Lucy questioned his familiarity at their first meeting, she recalled a sense of familiarity. She thought it was from the meeting at the docks, but now realizes what? 
Is Lucy lying about knowing him all along?  
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While sharing each other's stories of their lives, what do we learn of the Brettons? 
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Why does Lucy pray for contentment with her friends? 

Chapter 17 - La Terrasse.

Why is visiting with Mrs. Bretton making Lucy feel healthier? 
Lucy has used personification in prior chapters, but here in this highlighted passage, Lucy uses personification to describe the mood. Why does she so dramatically personify the moon? (This annotation contains a video)
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What does Lucy claim has caused her nervous sickness? 
Titania and Bottom are references to characters in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer's Night Dream. Why are they teasing each other using this reference? (This annotation contains an image)
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Why does Lucy believe Mrs. Bretton would disapprove of Ginerva Fanshawe? 

Chapter 18 - We Quarrel.

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Why is Lucy exasperated and frustrated with Dr. John's infatuation with Ginerva? 
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Why does Lucy seek forgiveness for her harsh words? 
Why does Lucy start to change her mind about Ginerva's intentions towards Dr. John when she has heard from Ginerva's own mouth that she offers de Hamal? 

Chapter 19 - The Cleopatra.

This is what a fiacre looks like. This type of carriage was expensive and showed a certain class- which Madame Beck would be a member of. How does this show the class difference between Lucy and Madame Beck? (This annotation contains an image)
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How is spending so much time with Dr. John changing Lucy's opinion of him? 
Lucy has been exhorting the goodness of Dr. John and her great admiration for him; however, she stops to speak about his faults as well. Why does she choose to compare his faults to the gods? 
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What upsets M. Paul about Lucy being at the picture gallery? 
Where lies the heart of M. Paul's and Lucy's disagreement over art? 
Why is M. Paul being hypocritical about Lucy's treatment of the crippled child over break? 
What do the different reactions to Cleopatra demonstrate to Lucy about each man's character? 

Chapter 20 - The Concert.

The goddess Juno was queen to all of the Roman gods and goddesses. She was very regal, and appeared cold-hearted in her rule. Reread the highlighted passage. Why does Lucy describe this unknown lady as such a woman? (This annotation contains an image)
In the highlighted passage, why does Lucy claim M. Paul would fill the performers with terror? 
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What emotion does Lucy express to Dr. John in response to her being quiet? 
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What ends Dr. John's fascination with Ginerva? 
Why is Lucy so fascinated by M. Paul? 
Lucy believes M. Paul is disapproving of her outfit, but what other reason could M. Paul be unhappy about Lucy's presence? 
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What fault of Ginerva's has finally brought an end to Dr. John's desire to wed her? 

Chapter 21 - Reaction.

Is the metaphor Lucy uses to describe her pain at leaving the Brettons understandable? Is there a better metaphor to use for the description? 
Watch the video below on conflict. Throughout this story, we have observed both external and internal conflict. In this scene, Lucy's internal conflict takes the shape of a dialogue. How does this structure show the extreme conflict within Lucy? (This annotation contains a video)
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This story is told from Lucy's point of view, because of this, we only see her perception of interactions with others. What other reason could M. Paul be speaking to her in such a manner? 
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How does Lucy view Ginerva? 
In the previous chapter, Lucy claims that Ginerva is not willfully malignant, how does this highlighted passage betray that belief? 
Why does Lucy lie about Dr. John's mental state at seeing Ginerva with de Hamal? 
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M. Paul is a passionate soul, and he is in full fury when Lucy enters. Yet, when she mentions she thought them to be friends, he becomes conciliatory and forgiving. What internal conflict could M. Paul be having? 

Chapter 22 - The Letter.

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Why is Lucy in a cold room far off in the school? 
In the previous chapters, Lucy described the legend of the nun that haunted the school. Could this encounter be the legend? 
How does Dr. John treat Lucy as a sister in this passage? 
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Throughout their reacquaintance, Lucy expounds on Dr. John's goodness. What does this dialogue between them show? 
Why does Dr. John's suggestion that Lucy cultivate happiness upset Lucy? 
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Why does Madame Beck charge Lucy to keep her ghost sighting to herself? 

Chapter 23 - Vashti.

What is the source of Lucy's happiness? By her comments to us, what is she conveying about her reaction to the letters versus the truth of the letters? 
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Why don't Dr. John, Mrs. Bretton, nor Lucy think of the impropriety of having no chaperone to the theater? 
Once again Lucy encounters the ghostly nun. Although she is frightened, she continues on. Is it strange that the nun only appears to Lucy or only in the garret? 
Why does Lucy find Vashti an amazing actress? How do her acting abilities transform Vashti from human to something else? 
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Although there is chaos and cruel selfishness around them, Lucy looks to follow Dr. John. His behavior is? 
This young lady sounds similar to another character from the story. We have also met Harriet. Who are the young lady and gentleman? 

Chapter 24 - M. de Bassompierre.

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Lucy is speaking comparing herself to a hermit. Why is she so morose? 
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Why do the letters mean so much to Lucy? 
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Why is Ginerva in such a bad mood? 
What is cruel about Lucy receiving a letter from her godmother instead of Dr. John? 
Lucy recognized Dr. John after spending but one visit with him, yet has not recognized this young lady. What is the hinderance of recognition? 
When Polly was young, she seemed not to like Lucy; however, when she reminds Lucy of that time, it is with great fondness. How does time change impressions? 
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In this highlighted passage, Polly states that they have all grown, but not changed. How is she right? 

Chapter 25 - The Little Countess.

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What does Count de Bassompierre state in the highlighted passage that is likely to shock Lucy? 
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Polly claimed in the previous chapter that the seven-year old still lives in the seventeen-year old. How does this scene confirm that statement? 
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What emotion does the Count feel towards Lucy, even after the news that she is a teacher? 
Is the relationship between Polly and the Count healthy? 
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What impression does Polly give when she and Lucy are alone? 

Chapter 26 - A Burial.

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Why does Madame Beck approve of Lucy's continued acquaintance with the Count, Mrs. Bretton, and Dr. John? 
Why is M. Paul the first person Lucy suspects of reading her letters? 
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What is Lucy mourning? 
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Why does Lucy decline the job offer from the  Count to be a companion to Polly? 
What internal conflict does the Count fight? What external conflict might arise between him and Polly? 
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Lucy attributes M. Paul's surveillance to his suspicious nature. What else could motivate M. Paul's behavior? 
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What has Ginerva done that weighs on Polly? 
Why does Lucy really want Ginerva to come to the dinner? 

Chapter 27 - The Hôtel Crécy.

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Why is Ginerva jealous of the fact that Lucy is in the same social circles as she is? 
How is Lucy's perspective changing in regards to M. Paul? 
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Why does Dr. John's intimation that Lucy and he are similar cause Lucy's heart to ache the way it did the night she buried the letters? 
What does it say about his character that Dr. John forgot Polly while Lucy remembered her? 
Again, M. Paul has criticized Lucy and her sense of propriety. Why does Dr. John find it so humorous? 
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Mon ami means 'my love' in French. How is M. Paul trying to convey his feelings? 

Chapter 28 - The Watchguard.

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What feelings does M. Paul provoke in other teachers, staff, and pupils while teaching class? 
Watch the video on irony. What type of irony is Lucy experiencing in this scene with M. Paul? (This annotation contains a video)
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M. Paul has been terrible to anyone interrupting his class. Yet, not only does Lucy interrupt his class, she accidently breaks his glasses. Why is his response odd? 
What motivates M. Paul to bring a work of William Shakespeare's to the table and read it while commenting on it? What motivates him to situate himself near Lucy? What reaction does Lucy have to M. Paul's choice of books and behavior? 
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What is M. Paul's frustration with Lucy? 
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It is evident in this interaction that Lucy's feelings have changed towards M. Paul. How has Lucy changed in her demeanor with M. Paul? 

Chapter 29 - Monsieur's Fête.

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Why does Mademoiselle St. Pierre think often of M. Paul? 
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Why does Mademoiselle St. Pierre point out that Lucy did not give M. Paul a bouquet? 
Why is M. Paul haranguing the crowd with the faults of England and Englishwomen? 
In this day, twice has M. Paul shown his character to be less than kind. In both instances, Lucy has tried to give a gift. Which irony exists in this situation? 
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Why doesn't Lucy contradict M. Paul's tirade? 
What is the ironic about the watchguard? 
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What observable change has occurred between Lucy and M. Paul? 

Chapter 30 - M. Paul.

How do M. Paul's actions and emotions both benefit and harm him? 
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Why does M. Paul feel threatened or cheated by Lucy's ability to learn? 
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Why is Lucy frustrated with M. Paul? 
Define 'ignoramus.' Why does Lucy take offense to M. Paul's question? 
Chapters 16-30 Quiz 

Chapter 31 - The Dryad.

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What feeling does Lucy exhibit when she witnesses M. Paul and his goddaughter? 
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What is Lucy really saying instead of 'good-night'? 
Why does Lucy have a new respect for M. Paul? 
When M. Paul states that Lucy is born under his star, he is referencing astrological connections. He is saying that he and Lucy were born under the same constellation or astrological sign - such as Pisces or Libra. People born under the same star supposedly share personality traits and are complementary to each other. Do you agree that Lucy and M. Paul are complementary to each other? 

Chapter 32 - The First Letter.

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What is weighing on Paulina's mind? 
The theme of love has run throughout this story. Love takes many forms. We've seen familial love between the Brettons and the Count and Paulina, romantic love between Dr. John/de Hamal and Ginerva, Madame Beck's love for her school, and the Bretton's adoptive love for Lucy. What love is shown in this scene between Lucy and Paulina? 
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Why is Paulina fearful to tell the Count that Dr. John has declared his love to her and she has responded in kind? 
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In the highlighted passage, Lucy claims that providence stepped in to ensure that Dr. John and Paulina end up together. Why is Lucy so sure? 

Chapter 33 - M. Paul Keeps His Promise

Why is Lucy avoiding M. Paul? What is she fearful of? 
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Why is it important that M. Paul asks Lucy to write his story down? 
Despite the fact that she has never claimed it, how does this interaction with M. Paul demonstrate Lucy's affection for him? 

Chapter 34 - Malevola.

Why does Lucy enjoy long walks in the evening? 
Lucy mentions Malevola. The English translation is Maleficent. A textual connection we can make is to the witch from The Sleeping Beauty legend. (This annotation contains an image)
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Now that Lucy has time to truly see things, she notices the portrait is not one of Malevola, but of a young lady. What made Lucy leap to different conclusions before? 
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Whose story is this one of lost love similar to? 
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What motivated Madame Beck to send Lucy on this errand? 

Chapter 35 - Fraternity.

Although Madame Beck and Pêre Silas's intentions were to create questions or drive Lucy from M. Paul, what affect has the encounter and story had on Lucy? 
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What is M. Paul being accused of? 
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These judges of M. Paul's and Lucy's characters are people Lucy has met. Under what circumstances has Lucy met them? 
What is ironic about these men being judgemental towards M. Paul? 
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Although Lucy knows Madame Beck and Pêre Silas purposefully exposed M. Paul to her in hopes to deter her, Lucy shows anger towards M. Paul. Why? 
What vow does Lucy willingly give M. Paul? 

Chapter 36 - The Apple of Discord.

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Other than Madame Beck, who or what else is working against Lucy and M. Paul's friendship? 
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M. Paul asks Lucy for her intimate friendship. He also asks that she rely on his friendship for he won't let her down. Yet what does Lucy experience now? 
Is Lucy insulted that M. Paul has left this Catholic epistle?  
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Why has M. Paul distanced himself from Lucy? 
Why is M. Paul conflicted about his relationship with Lucy? 
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What do Pêre Silas, Madame Beck, and ultimately M. Paul hope they can accomplish by religious tutoring? 
Why is Lucy unimpressed with Rome? 
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What is ironic about Pêre Silas's efforts to convert Lucy? 

Chapter 37 - Sunshine.

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Why does Lucy shy away from Paulina's offer to share in her and Dr. John's happiness? 
Why does the Count rely on Lucy's counsel regarding Paulina and Dr. John's relationship? 
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Why is the Count speaking to Lucy about Paulina and Dr. John? 
How is the Count using hyperbole to show his extreme emotional discontent at the reality that Paulina is a grown woman? (This annotation contains a video)
Who is acting like a child in the relationship between Paulina and the Count? 
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Is Dr. John worried about asking for Paulina's hand in marriage? Explain. 
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What lesson has Lucy learned from the relationship of Paulina, Dr. John, and the Count? 
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In claiming that Dr. John and Paulina were blessed, what is Lucy saying about herself? 

Chapter 38 - Cloud.

What is shocking about this announcement in regards of Lucy? 
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Why is Lucy disturbed by M. Paul's departure? 
How is M. Paul disregarding his trusted friends and family for Lucy? 
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How has making Lucy such a confidante backfired on Madame Beck? 
Is is cruel of Madame Beck to act as she does in the highlighted passage? Is she behaving in what she believes is the best interest of M. Paul? 
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What truth comes of Lucy's encounter with Madame Beck? 
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What ails Lucy? 
When Lucy is depressed or anguished, her heart tells her to wander. What does this say about Lucy's spirit? 
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Why is Lucy drawn to the happiness of her friends at this moment? 
Why is the interchange between Mrs. Bretton and the Count so important to Lucy and her current state of mind? 
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What is ironic about Lucy meeting Madame Beck and her daughter at the fête? 
What does the sight of her foes do to Lucy? 

Chapter 39 - Old and New Acquaintance.

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Why are Madame Beck and Pêre Silas so attentive to Madame Walravens?  
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What lie is uncovered at the fête in the park? 
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What conclusion has Lucy leapt to about M. Paul and his ward? 
How does the moon mirror Lucy's feelings? 
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What does Lucy learn of the ghost nun? 

Chapter 40 - The Happy Pair.

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Who was the person who waved at her the night before? 
Is Ginerva being naive about her social standing? Or will her rich benefactors ensure she and de Hamal are accepted? 
What is ironic about Ginerva's fate? 

Chapter 41 - Faubourg Clotide.

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What does the personified account of Lucy's companions really mean? 
What does Lucy finally admit openly to both M. Paul and Madame Beck? 
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Read the highlighted passage. What is M. Paul saying to Lucy? 
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What does M. Paul want of Lucy? 
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What has M. Paul done for Lucy? 
Lucy believes M. Paul forgot her, but in this highlighted passage, M. Paul reveals what? 
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Who has helped M. Paul and Lucy by providing the house for a new school? 
M. Paul's declaration is a promise much deeper than an engagement. Why is it so important for Lucy? 

Chapter 42 - Finis.

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What gift was bestowed upon Lucy from the heirs of Miss Marchmont? 
Did all end as it should for Lucy Snowe? 
Chapters 31-42