Villette - Study Guide Chapter 9, Isidore Summary & Analysis

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Lucy finds that her time is filled with profitable tasks. Between teaching and studying French, she is always pleasantly occupied. Eventually, she is able to win over several of the girls. One obstacle that remains between Lucy and her students is Lucy's Protestantism. The students and teachers are Catholics, and Lucy's Protestant beliefs are a cause for concern. One day Lucy is walking with several students, and in an attempt to improve their morality, she mentions that she believes lying is worse than a lapse in church attendance. This minor but thoroughly Protestant remark makes its way back to Madame Beck, and from that point on, Lucy never walks alone with students, as there is always someone there to monitor the conversation.

Ginevra Fanshawe, the young lady that Lucy met on the boat, is a student at Madame Beck's school. While Ginevra is enthusiastic in...

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