Short Essay Answer Key
1. What type of life do the Brangwens have on the Marsh farm?
They live a comfortable life, work hard on the farm, and have the necessities of life.
2. Explain how the Brangwens come into more money as they live on the Marsh farm.
The Brangwens receive a good amount of money for a recently constructed canal to pass through their land. They also produce more supplies soon after the Midland Railway comes.
3. What are the circumstances that bring Tom Brangwen to take over the farm at only eighteen years of age?
His father falls off the stack, breaking his neck and Tom takes on the responsibilities of the farm.
4. Describe the woman Tom Brangwen decides to marry.
Lydia Lensky is a widow who moves to England with her deceased husband, Paul Lensky. She works for the vicar and has a...
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