History Literature / Villette

4th Apr '15 5:26:50 AM FlameLightFleeNight
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* DeadpanSnarker: Lucy. Most notable in her friendship with Ginevra Fanshawe, but also to Dr John when teasing him about the object of his admiration.
17th Oct '14 2:22:15 PM LaStella
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* UnreliableNarrator: Lucy knows that [[spoiler: Dr. John is Graham Bretton]] ([[TheUntwist and so does the audience]]), but she conveniently forgets to tell the reader until later in the book.
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* UnreliableNarrator: Lucy knows that [[spoiler: Dr. John is Graham Bretton]] ([[TheUntwist and so does the audience]]), but she conveniently forgets to tell the reader until later in the book. book. ** There's generally a lot of unreliable narration regarding Dr. John. Lucy praises him a lot, yet his actions paint a very different picture...
17th Oct '14 1:59:28 PM LaStella
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* AuthorAvatar: Lucy. It's a semi-autobiographical work, after all.

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** Also, those you love die and you are left alone. There can be no true love and happiness for people like Lucy. [[SoleSurvivor Guess where that attitude came from]].
17th Oct '14 1:39:43 PM LaStella
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* {{Expy}}: Villette is Brussels.
20th Dec '13 8:38:26 AM LaStella
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* AtTheOperaTonight: Lucy goes there with the Brettons. Cue [[InsistentTerminology the pink/red dress discussion]] with M. Paul.
23rd Nov '13 10:15:01 AM LaStella
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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Lucy]] [[BewareTheQuietOnes does this]] to Madame near the end of the book.
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* CallingTheOldManOut: [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Lucy]] [[BewareTheQuietOnes does this]] to Madame [[spoiler:Madame]] near the end of the book.

* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Charlotte Brontė's publisher George Smith was based on Dr John. Because Charlotte was in love with him and realised he didn't care for her, she decided not to make him the hero. It didn't go well with Smith.
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Dr John was based on Charlotte Brontė's publisher George Smith was based on Dr John. Smith. Because Charlotte was in love with him Smith and realised he didn't care for her, she decided not to make him the hero. It didn't go well with Smith.him. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lucy gives these to ''herself'' all the time. It would be HeroicSelfDeprecation if it wasn't that Lucy isn't involved in much heroicking.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lucy gives these to ''herself'' all the time. It would be HeroicSelfDeprecation if it wasn't that Lucy isn't involved in much heroicking.
22nd Nov '13 10:54:08 AM LaStella
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:"My heart will break!"]]
15th Nov '13 6:23:10 AM mlsmithca
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Your Mileage May Vary is an index, not a trope. It should not be linked from any trope or work page for any reason. This sort of opinion doesn't go on the main page for a work anyway.
A novel by Creator/CharlotteBronte. It lives in the shadow of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but is [[YourMileageMayVary arguably superior to it]]. ''Villette'' follows Lucy Snowe, an orphan from England who searches for greener pastures in the fictional town of Villette. She takes care of the headmistress' children at a school for girls until she is thrust into the role of an English teacher. Lucy struggles to find companionship and a place where she belongs, often having depressive episodes and supernatural encounters. She also deals with the strange new culture she lives in, overcoming the LanguageBarrier and feelings of being an outsider, and sorts out her affections [[BettyAndVeronica for two very different men]].
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A novel by Creator/CharlotteBronte. It lives in the shadow of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but is [[YourMileageMayVary arguably superior to it]]. Creator/CharlotteBronte, ''Villette'' follows Lucy Snowe, an orphan from England who searches for greener pastures in the fictional town of Villette. She takes care of the headmistress' children at a school for girls until she is thrust into the role of an English teacher. Lucy struggles to find companionship and a place where she belongs, often having depressive episodes and supernatural encounters. She also deals with the strange new culture she lives in, overcoming the LanguageBarrier and feelings of being an outsider, and sorts out her affections [[BettyAndVeronica for two very different men]].
14th Nov '13 9:06:53 PM WoundedWolfgirl
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A novel by Creator/CharlotteBronte. It lives in the shadow of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but is arguably superior to it. ''Villette'' follows Lucy Snowe, an orphan from England who searches for greener pastures in the fictional town of Villette. She takes care of the headmistress' children at a school for girls until she is thrust into the role of an English teacher. Lucy struggles to find companionship and a place where she belongs, often having depressive episodes and supernatural encounters. She also deals with the strange new culture she lives in, overcoming the LanguageBarrier and feelings of being an outsider, and sorts out her affections [[BettyAndVeronica for two very different men]].
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A novel by Creator/CharlotteBronte. It lives in the shadow of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', but is [[YourMileageMayVary arguably superior to it.it]]. ''Villette'' follows Lucy Snowe, an orphan from England who searches for greener pastures in the fictional town of Villette. She takes care of the headmistress' children at a school for girls until she is thrust into the role of an English teacher. Lucy struggles to find companionship and a place where she belongs, often having depressive episodes and supernatural encounters. She also deals with the strange new culture she lives in, overcoming the LanguageBarrier and feelings of being an outsider, and sorts out her affections [[BettyAndVeronica for two very different men]].
14th Nov '13 3:11:16 AM LaStella
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ginevra.
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ginevra.Ginevra Fanshawe.
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