Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the relationship between Dr. Sloper and Miss Catherine Harrington in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, the relationship between Dr. Sloper and Miss Catherine Harrington is based on love even though the young woman has her own income of $10,000 per year.
2. How many children does Mrs. Sloper have?
Mrs. Sloper has a son with Dr. Sloper, but the child dies at 3 years old and then Mrs. Sloper has a daughter and dies one week later.
3. According to Chapter 2, who is Mrs. Penniman and what does she do?
According to Chapter 2, Mrs. Penniman is Dr. Sloper's widowed sister who comes to live with Catherine and Dr. Sloper. Although the situation is supposed to be temporary, she takes over raising Catherine and Dr. Sloper accepts the change.
4. What concern does Dr. Sloper have regarding Catherine?
Dr. Sloper has a concern that his sister's romanticism will influence his daughter, Catherine, and that Catherine will believe romance is there even if it is not.
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