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Why does Old Mrs. hall condemn Ruth when she in essence has done nothing?
-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000
I think that Mrs. Hall thinks it would be better if Ruth would do nothing wrather that persue writing. Once she starts to become respected by others that's when Mrs. Hall starts to accept the idea and even begin to like the idea. I also think that Mrs. Hall is a little jealous that Ruth has made something of her life with the help of no one. It's something that Mrs. Hall can't say that she
-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000
I think that Mrs. Hall's problem is that she sees what Ruth is in terms of physical labor. Ruth hasn't been forced to do all of the things that Old Mrs. Hall thinks that she should be doing. Ruth has had the oportunity to wear lace and such. Mrs. Hall sees no need for such dainty things and perhaps sees that as a threat and a jeolous pang. Not only is Ruth taking Mrs. Hall's place as the major female role in her son's life, but also she has things that Mrs. Hall never had. I think that Mrs. Hall is a very jeoulous person.
-- Anonymous, April 05, 2000