fille de chambre


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Noun1.fille de chambre - a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)fille de chambre - a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
housemaid, maid, maidservant, amah - a female domestic
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The "fille de chambre" episodes are not informed by the kind of idealism that stimulates social change.
Interwoven in the fabric of her social identity--her relative powerlessness, her youth, her acculturation that perhaps suggests that her best hope for survival is to allow herself to be sexually exploited for financial gain--is the thread of the fille de chambre's own desire, her own responsiveness to an other, her impulse to give and to take the metaphorical drink of water.
The initial encounter between Yorick and the fille de chambre is structurally chiasmic (SJ 187-91).