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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Russell Freedman
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Topics for Discussion

Why did Eleanor have feelings of inferiority? What was her relationship like with her mother? Her father? What parent did she feel the closest to and why?

What problems did Eleanor's father, Elliot, have? How old was Eleanor when both her parents died? What did Eleanor's mother die of? What caused Elliot's death?

How was Eleanor related to Theodore Roosevelt? How was Franklin related to Eleanor and Theodore? Who walked Eleanor down the aisle?

What was Sara Roosevelt's reaction when Eleanor and Franklin became engaged? Why did Sara cling to Franklin? What kind of relationship did Sara have with Eleanor?

What disease was Franklin stricken with? What permanent damage did the disease do to Franklin? How did he cope with it? How did Eleanor help him?

Why did Franklin consider Eleanor his "eyes and ears?" Why was Eleanor a very different First Lady than the country had...

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This section contains 204 words
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Purchase our Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Study Guide
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