Villette Characters

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Lucy Snowe

Lucy Snowe is the narrator of the novel, a young woman with no family or connections who finds a teaching position in a small city in France to support herself. Lucy is shy and lonely and does not believe she will ever find true friends or a future to look forward to. She occasionally suffers from nerves, nightmares and headaches, particularly when she is especially alone. Lucy is also an intelligent, observant woman, who uses her position as an outsider to learn about those around her. She can see past the superficial traits of most people to see their flaws and weaknesses, as well as strengths that might be hidden. Lucy is not a beautiful woman and regrets it slightly, but she is not superficial and would rather have a relationship built out of friendship and respect than materialism and vanity. Lucy's past and future remain a...

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