Short Essay Answer Key
1. What does the letter that Gwendolyn receives on the night she gambles say?
The letter that Gwendolyn receives on the night she gambles is from her mother, and informs her that their family is in dire financial circumstances; that they must give up the house that they are renting; and that she must go home as soon as possible without accruing any debts from family or friends, since it will not be possible to repay them.
2. What are the two reasons that Gwendolyn regrets losing her money gambling?
The two reasons that Gwendolyn regrets losing her money gambling are: 1) because she is embarrassed about having done so when she knew that Daniel Deronda was watching her; and 2) because it turns out that her family could have really used the money, even though she was unaware of it at the time.
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