Edie, an American Biography - Chapters 10-13 Summary & Analysis

Jean Stein
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Life began to change at Laguna. Saucie recounts her rebellion against her parents. Francis and Saucie had a volatile relationship. As the oldest daughter, Saucie was the first to stand up to Francis, telling him that she needed to have her own life. Francis attempted to keep control over Saucie and tried to have her thrown out of Radcliffe by telling the Dean she was promiscuous. The final straw for Saucie was one night when the family was out on Long Island, and Francis made what Saucie consider to be a pass at her. Saucie claims that was the last time she ever had any feelings for her father.

Francis put a lot of pressure on the children, particularly Minty and Bobby. When they were at school at Groton, Minty began to avoid Francis after Francis insisted that Minty play football, a sport...

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