"A thing double-existent"
Chotiwat-Floyd, Johanna Rebekah
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While most scholarship grants Paulina uncanny power only insofar as she relates to Lucy, this thesis submits that Paulina evinces an uncanny liminality of her own in Charlotte Bronte's Villette. After exploring the development of Paulina's uncanny status throughout the course of the novel, this project demonstrates how Paulina's fluid and uncertain status affects her relationships with Graham Bretton and her father. Ultimately, this thesis concludes, Paulina's uncanny liminality reveals that her identity is multiple and irreducible.