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The Well of Loneliness - Study Guide Book 1: Chapters 6-9 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter six, Stephen's nurse is replaced by Mademoiselle Duphot, a French tutor. Mademoiselle Duphot attempts to be stern with her pupil, but finds her amusing and adoring, and this leaves her unable to discipline the child. Two years after Mademoiselle Duphot's arrival, Stephen learns about a local man who teaches fencing. Stephen talks her parents into allowing her to learn. Lady Anna dislikes this manly hobby, but allows Stephen to participate. During this time, Stephen is given a new horse to hunt with. Stephen names it Raftery after the great Irish poet. Sometime after this, Sir Philip informs his daughter that he will be sending Mademoiselle Duphot away and replacing her with a governess. Sir Philip feels that Stephen has spent too much time in athletic pursuits and that she needs now to spend some time with mental pursuits in order to...

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