Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Lucy view Paulina when she first comes to stay with the Brettons?
Lucy thinks that Paulina looks tiny and doll-like and that she is a little strange.
2. How does Paulina act when Mr. Home returns to the Bretton's in the beginning of the novel?
Paulina acts like a little adult when her father returns. She is there to serve him and tries to act like a little lady.
3. Describe Paulina and Graham's relationship at the beginning of the book.
Paulina and Graham have a very innocent relationship; they are friends and playmates. Paulina turns all her affections to Graham.
4. Describe Miss Marchmont.
Miss Marchmont is a sickly, invalid elderly woman that Lucy goes to work for. Miss Marchmont has a temper, but really is a virtuous and honest person.
5. How is Lucy after Miss Marchmont's death?
After Miss Marchmont's death, Lucy is in need of a new job because she does not have enough finances. Her health and nerves are also worn.
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