Villette - Chapter 19, The Cleopatra Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19, The Cleopatra Summary

Dr. John tells his mother that Lucy is not well enough to return to the school, and Mrs. Bretton goes to the school to make arrangements with Madame Beck. Madame Beck comes to visit Lucy at the Bretton's house and is flattering and amusing during the visit, but she is stern the moment she returns to her carriage. Dr. John and Mrs. Bretton have such pleasant personalities that being around them makes Lucy feel much better. They arrange outings and amusements for her, and with them, she sees more of Villette in a fortnight than she has in the eight months she has lived there. She sees that the Brettons are kind people, and she visits poor sections of the city with Dr. John when he visits as part of his job. Lucy does remark that while she can see what a good...

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