A Virtuous Woman - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Ruby remembers the summer she met her first husband, John Woodrow. John Woodrow was a migrant worker her father hired to help out on the farm. Ruby thought he looked like Tab Hunter, a popular movie star, and was proud when he asked her out. Ruby thought John Woodrow was an experienced, romantic man. Ruby thinks now that this mistaken impression came from the sheltered way in which she was raised. Ruby never had to do anything for herself because her parents, her two older brothers, or Sudie Bee, the housekeeper, would do it for her. Ruby had never seen the dark side of human nature and therefore had no idea that it existed. Ruby thought nothing bad could ever happen to her. Ruby eloped with John Woodrow, never giving her parents the chance to try to change her mind. Ruby believed she would return home triumphant...

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