Everything you need to understand or teach Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern.
Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern is a fiction novel that closely resembles the real life of the author. It is divided into ninety short chapters and, as the author states in the preface, this work does not follow the conventional rules of novel writing in 1855. The story follows the life of Ruth Hall, a woman who becomes a widow at a very young age and is forced to create a life for herself and her children that defies the conventional rules of society.
The story begins on the eve of Ruth's wedding day. She is excited and apprehensive about what the future holds. Ruth and Harry marry and move in with Harry's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Hall, until they can afford a home of their own. Harry's parents immediately dislike Ruth—particularly Harry's mother, who is jealous of anyone who competes for Harry's attention.
The young couple's...
Ruth Hall and Other Writings Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: