Lesson 1 (from Part 1)
Ed was very much influenced by his family. His father was orphaned as a child and raised by his grandparents. He grew up to be a quiet man who often drank. Augusta, Ed's mother, influenced Ed the most. She was a dominant tyrant in the home. She had wanted a daughter but she ended up giving birth to two sons, Ed and Henry. This lesson will examine Ed's family history and how this may have influenced him.
1. Class discussion: Ed had always said that he had no positive thoughts about his father. Do you think this is true? Would it still have been possible for Ed to have been influenced by him? How do you think this is possible?
2. Journal entry: Augusta did not seem to love Ed's father, but she married him anyway. Why do you think she did this? Do you think...
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