Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Marion Meade
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Chapter 1, The Events Leading up to the Tragedy 1893-1903

• Dorothy's grandparents, parents and siblings are introduced.

• Dorothy was born and 5 short years later her mother died.

• Dorothy's father, Henry, remarried.
• Dorothy and her sister, Helen, were sent to parochial school.

• Dorothy made it her personal mission to make her parent's life miserable.

• Dorothy's step-mother passed away.

Chapter 2, Palimpsest 1903-1914

• Dorothy's family moved and they started collecting dogs.

• Dorothy read William Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" and chose Becky Sharp as her lifelong role model.

• Dorothy and her sister took two summer vacations to Wyandotte Hotel, there she started correspondence with her father.

• Dorothy went to a boarding school in New Jersey but never finished, not giving a reason.
• Dorothy and her father lived alone until his death when she was 20.

• Dorothy was employed for the first time, playing piano for a dance studio.

• Dorothy submitted her first written work to...

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