1. What is Ruth anxious about in Chapter I?
In Chapter I, Ruth is anxious about what the future will hold for her and her new husband after they marry on the following day.
2. Why is Hyacinth relieved that Ruth has married Harry?
Hyacinth, Ruth's brother, is relieved that Ruth has married Harry because Harry is a man of means and Ruth will no longer be a financial burden on her family.
3. In Chapter III, what opinions does Mrs. Hall have of Ruth and her family? How does she treat Ruth?
In Chapter III, Mrs. Hall voices her disapproval for Ruth and Ruth's family. Mrs. Hall belittles Ruth's beauty and intelligence, and calls her family overly proud.
4. In Chapter V, why does Ruth decide not to tell Harry about his mother's treatment toward her?
Ruth decides against telling Harry about how his mother mistreated her because she loves Harry too much to put him in a position where he will have to choose sides.
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