Brontë's fourth and final novel, Villette follows famously passive protagonist 23-year-old Lucy Snowe as she begins a new life in a fictional town based on Brussels. The emphasis of this novel is on a deep psychological portrait of Lucy, rather than a complex plot. In line with this, the ending of the novel is rather ambiguous leaving the reader to subconciously assign happiness or tragedy to the conclusion of Lucy's story. 

Quotes from Villette