Daughter of Fortune - Chapter 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 (Senoritas). Chapter 3 has two distinct sections. The first one describes Eliza growing into womanhood. She learns she has become a young woman instead of a child when she begins menstruating. She has lessons with Rose, who is now determined to get her into the best school in Valparaiso, in order to secure a decent husband. These lessons consist of sitting with a metal rod strapped to her back to improve posture, learning embroidery and piano, and learning to control her tempestuous nature. She also reads voraciously. Tutors teach her French, writing, geography, history, and Latin. From Mama Fresia she learns to cook, grind corn, do laundry, and perform other household tasks. Jeremy, however, is not inclined to send Eliza to school. Even as Jacob Todd defends her right to equal treatment, Jeremy reminds him she is just an orphan left at their door and should not...

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