Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why has Rose never been married?
Rose is simply uninterested in marriage at this point. She does not wish to be tied down.
2. Describe Eliza's appearance as a baby and when she gets older.
Eliza has red skin and fuzzy blond hair when the Sommers' find her on their doorstep. However, she grows up to have black hair and caramel skin, and Mama Fresia believes she looks Indian, like her.
3. In what manner does Rose raise Eliza?
Rose raises Eliza as a her own daughter. She brings her up to be a proper English lady and teaches her to sing and dance. She also treats her as somewhat of a toy and often leaves her with Mama Fresia when she grows tired of being a mother.
4. Explain the roles of John, Jeremy, and Rose within the household.
John pays for Rose's aesthetic needs. Jeremy maintains the household. Rose acts as hostess.
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