Villette - Study Guide Chapter 32, The First Letter Summary & Analysis

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Lucy has not seen Paulina for awhile because she and her father have been traveling in different parts of France. One day in April, Lucy is walking in the park, and she sees the count, his daughter and Dr. Bretton meet. Graham rides by her without seeing her, but Paulina spies her and is happy to meet her again. The next day, Lucy goes to visit Paulina. Paulina tells her about their travels, and Lucy enjoys listening to her. Gradually, Paulina changes the tone and seems to be waiting to talk intimately with her. Finally, Paulina asks Lucy's opinion of Graham. Lucy tells her that she believes he is a good and devoted son and generally a benevolent and kind man.

Paulina is worried that Lucy will think she is weak or ill-mannered for speaking about a man this way, but...

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