Short Essay Answer Key
1. Dorothy had a large extended family that played a large part in her demeanor and personality. How did she refer to these people?
In later times, Dorothy refers to her extended family, as the "folk of mud and flame." They contributed to her personality by helping her develop a quick wit and speedy reaction in conversation.
2. Because she didn't like her step-mother and wasn't satisfied with her life, what did Dorothy do that caused her torment for the rest of her life?
Dorothy and her siblings disliked their step-mother from the moment they met her. Dorothy also felt dissatisfied with her life at the time of her father's remarriage and took on a personal goal to make her parent's lives difficult.
3. Dorothy and her sister, Helen, were sent to a parochial school during their father's marriage to their step-mother. For what reasons...
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