Surveillance And Surveillance Throughout The Book, Villette By Charlotte Bronte

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Surveillance is a continuous close observation of a person. Surveillance plays a key part in the book, Villette by Charlotte Bronte. In Villette, Bronte is focusing on a specific character, Lucy Snowe. Throughout the book Lucy is telling us about her life story while surveillance appears throughout. The focus of this paper is on how surveillance changes over the course of Lucy’s life. Lucy’s opinion of surveillance changes over time because of her age, the people who come in and out of her life, and when she realizes she is the one being watched by different characters. In Villette, Lucy is telling us about her life story. Throughout the whole book we can tell that Lucy is a different age at different parts of the book. Lucy’s opinion of surveillance changes as she is growing up. In the beginning, Lucy is a young teenager living with her god mother, Mrs. Bretton. At this point in the story, Lucy’s opinion of surveillance is nonexistence, she really does not care about the what is going on around her because at this point there is nothing big going on in her life. As the story goes on, another young girl comes into the Bretton house and Lucy is very curious about who this little girl is, who she belongs to, and why she is coming to stay at her god mother’s house. Lucy comes to find out through surveillance that the little girls name is Polly and she is coming to stay at the Bretton’s house because her father is ill and is traveling and she is too young to travel with her

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