Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady - Chapter 9 & 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 & 10 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 9, the college president welcomes the Class of 1957, claiming educated women make better wives and mothers, and though he does not want the girls to become aggressive career women because "a smart woman is one who's smart enough to know when to be dumb" (pg. 129), a college education is something to fall back on in case they do not marry. He also recommends the Greek life for his students since it is an excellent way to meet people and acquire dates. After the speech, Florence visits her advisor's office to register for classes, but Ruddy, her advisor, seems irritated that she took waiver exams for English Comp and Freshman History. Florence wants to take a waiver exam for French grammar and comp since she finished grammar in her third year of high school, so Ruddy tells her to talk to...

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