Ruth Hall Summary
Ruth Hall Summary 75032
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ke'Ania Hall on Wednesday October 7, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 75032 at Bowling Green State University taught by Allan Emery in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see topics-Amer Renaissance in Foreign Language at Bowling Green State University.
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Ruth Hall and Other Writings Summary 0 Beginning 0 Ruth re ects on her life up until the part where she marries Harry Hall With her marriage to Harry Ruth nally feels true joy in her life due to him being the only person to ever show her any kind of affection since the death of her mother Both her father and brother do not show her any affection and even have strained relations hips with her despite the admiration and love she has for them After she marries Harry she nds that her in laws are not fond of her I In fact her motherin law despises her to the highest extent I They constantly interfere with their marriage and put Ruth down for raising their child Daisy to be unruly and for not being a proper wife Both Daisy and Harry soon die beginning the tragedies in Ruth s life I By her in laws Ruth is blamed for the death of Harry and was not taken serious when she complained about Daisy being sick I After Harry s death she receives no help in raising either of her daughters or nancially leaving her to fend for herself and her daughters She hands one of her daughters Katy to her in laws who in turn abuse her Desperate for money Ruth turns to writing I She sends some of her work and several letters to her brother I He sent them back and told her that she had no talent and to give up Deciding not to listen to her brother Ruth adopts an penname Floy and nds a new publisher Mr Lascom and Mr Tibbets I She isn t making enough there and they disregard her due to her being a woman She is saved when another publisher Mr Walter offers her more money for her columns and ends up taking care for her and her family while also treating her like an equal The novel ends with her getting back her daughter and moving into a hotel I The last scene is where she is standing over the graves of her late husband and eldest daughter 0 She is sadden at the sight and misses them greatly o This could be due to them being the rst people to ever show her what true happiness is and also as her motivation 0 But despite her being sadden by their deaths she turns away excited to see what the future holds for her and her life