Villette - Chapter 2, Paulina Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Paulina Summary

Paulina does not seem inclined to take a liking to anyone in the house, and Lucy is a bit uncomfortable with her attitude and grief. She seems to sit up all night, praying with single-minded passion and wishing for her father. One day, as Paulina stares out the window, her expression suddenly changes, and she jumps up and runs from the house. Lucy is about to call to Mrs. Bretton when she sees a man scoop up the child and bring her back to the house. He brings her upstairs and explains to Mrs. Bretton that he could not leave the country without seeing that his daughter was settled comfortably first. Paulina insists on waiting on her father, pouring his tea, fixing his plate and constantly sitting at his side, even though it is quite difficult for her to manage the pouring of tea or...

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