Ruth Hall

Ruth Hall

by Fanny Fern

Ruth Hall

Ruth Hall Character Descriptions
By: Savannah Kolterman and Marisa Lemay

Prominent Characters:

Ruth Hall (formerly Ruth Ellet):
Ruth is loving, grateful, adventurous and very strong. The only thing she ever truly wanted was to be loved, and Harry did that for her. She wasn’t in to fancy clothes or expensive belongings but in to family and nature. Her one true enemy was Mrs. Hall who calls her a “yellow-haired simpleton”. Ruth had a tough time making it through the death of her husband and daughter but eventually became a successful journalist.

Nettie Hall:
Nettie is Harry and Ruth’s third child. “Nettie, is Ruth second, in face, form and feature”, as said by Mr. Walter. Nettie was the wittier of the two, always telling jokes or playing on words. She was very strong opinioned with a touch of innocence. She loved her mother and sister very much.

Katy Hall:
Katy is Harry and Ruth’s second child. When she was young she was very adventurous and loving like her mother. Ruth’s description of her is, “with veins through which life-blood flowed more evenly, thoughtful, discriminating, reserved.” This was largely due to Katy’s stay at her grandmothers, Mrs. Hall’s.

Harry Hall:
Harry is Ruth’s loving husband. He is a very hard worker and would do anything for Ruth. His parents show their disapproval in his choice but he loves Ruth very much an doesn’t care what they think. His death really traumatized Ruth and the children.

Mrs. Hall:
Mrs. Hall is a cruel old witch who was Harry’s mother. Even before the wedding she bad-mouthed Ruth and it never stopped. She was very reluctant to give her son to another woman. She always kept a watchful eye over the couple and when Harry died she took it upon herself to take Katy from Ruth. Then after she read Ruth’s book (without knowing it was hers) she loved it, but when she found out who the author was she claimed she hated it all along.

Mr. Hall:
Harry’s father. He was Mrs. Hall’s gossip buddy and a doctor as well. He believed in the old fashioned way of doing things. If he would have cared about Ruth more he may have been able to save Daisy’s life.

Mr. Ellet:
Ruth’s wealthy father. He sent her off to boarding school and figured once she married she wouldn’t be his problem. When Ruth was poor he was very reluctant to help but after her fame he credits her success to his parenting (or lack there of).

Supporting Characters:

Daisy Hall:
Ruth's firstborn child. Daisy liked going out into the woods to pick flowers with her mom. She died at age seven. Her life probably could have been saved if Mr. Hall would have come to their house sooner, but he thought Ruth was overreacting so he ignored their calls for help.

Mr. & Mrs. Skiddy:
Ruth lived with Mr. Skiddy for some time while Mrs. Skiddy was away. Ruth helped take care of their children while she was gone.

Mr. Tom Develin:
This is who Ruth went to for help when she needed to find a job. He encouraged her to try to be a teacher, but when examination day came, he voted against Ruth for the job as a teacher.

Hyacinth Ellet:
Hyacinth is Ruth's out of touch brother. He discourages her from being a writer and never helps her when she needs it. Hyacinth is cocky.

Mr. & Mrs. Millet:
Mr. and Mrs. Millet are Ruth's cousins. They are very unhelpful to her and make fun of her for not having much money.

Ruth and Harry's housekeeper while they lived on the farm before Katy died.

Mrs. Jones:
Mrs. Hall gossips with Mrs. Jones multiple times when she needs to vent.

Mary Leon:
Mary Leon was Ruth's friend from boarding school. Leon died in the insane hospital shortly before Ruth went to visit there.

The Plot

By: Brittney Simpson

Ruth Hall starts with young Ruth Ellet fresh out of boarding school and getting ready to marry the love of her life, Harry Hall. Although she ends up living with her malicious mother-in-law and apathetic father-in-law, nothing takes the joy away from the newly-wed. Life is well and perfect, and soon Ruth has her first child, Daisy. She and Harry raise Daisy with love, but the mother-in-law Mrs. Hall criticizes Ruth's mothering skills often. After seven years of life, Daisy is overtaken by croup. The death is blamed on Ruth, although her father-in law Mr. Hall was truly responsible for not giving her medical care even when he was begged to. Ruth and Harry move away for Ruth's health and after much mourning the couple continue their life and have two more daughters, Katy and Nettie. While Nettie is still very young, Harry dies of typhus fever. Ruth is left a widow with two young children and no means of support. Her father and brother hold tight to their excess of money and refuse to assist Ruth and her children. Mr. and Mrs. Hall do the same.

Determined to raise Harry’s children away from Ruth, Mrs. Hall takes Katy to live with her. She claims it is for the best and that Katy will get what she needs. Ruth tries desperately to raise enough money to take Katy back and raise her children comfortably. She does odd end jobs with little success, barely affording the roof over her and Nettie’s head. Ruth attempts to be a school teacher, but gains no favor with school boards. She then sets her mind to journaling, knowing she has strong writing skills. Ruth’s wealthy brother Hyacinth edits a paper, so Ruth submits her work to him. She is cruelly turned down. Finally she gets accepted by two other papers and stars her career. Wages are still low and Ruth continues to struggle.


by Tyler Ellis

  • The most prominent theme in Ruth Hall is the struggle for a woman to be successful. Due to feminine oppression Ruth experienced great difficulties in finding a job. Not only does her brother claim that she is talentless, but she is turned down from a job as a teacher, and then exploited by her publisher. It is only by a stroke of luck that she finds work with the third editor Mr. Walter, and is able to become an independent and successful woman.

  • Another theme revealed through the course of the novel was that of independence. Ruth initially is interconnected with her family, other families, and her friends. However, after the death of her husband she is on poor terms with her brother and father, and eventually those ties whither due to their unwillingness to provide her funds. Her in-law’s never treated her with any respect finding her a silly woman, and incapable to supporting a home. After Mrs. Hall whisks Katy off, and holds her at ransom, their relationship is more of just removing her from Ruth’s life. As previously mentioned, upon finding success with her newfound friend Mr. Walter, Ruth becomes what she has strived for since the beginning, successful and happy.

  • The Assessment of the Authors Style:
    By: Amanda Grogan

    Ruth Hall is an autobiographical novel about Fanny Fern. Because Fern was a journalist, it is no surprise that each chapter of Ruth Hall didn't last longer than four pages. Fern filled each brief chapter with vivid details of the setting, people, and situations. However, most of the chapters are hard to relate to the chapters before them because Fern spans great chunks of time between most of the chapters. Also the book is written with an omniscient narrator, so each chapter involves characters from all over and their conversations and thoughts concerning Ruth. Her fast pace and well-rounded narrative helps the reader know how quickly Ruth’s life unfolds into disaster. Throughout her book, Fanny Fern wrote with an incredible wit. There are plenty of chapters that are sad, but there are reoccurring moments where Fern’s sarcasm shows.

    By Tyler Ellis

    Primary Conflict:

    Obviously Ruth has experienced difficulties finding her place in society. A struggle exists between these two groups. Women are supposed to be the stay at home superheroes of the house, and nothing else. They need to raise the children, make the food, and mend the clothing. They should have no time for anything else, save for procreation. When Ruth is trying to find work, either at the school or as a seamstress, societies issue with women working forces her to go into destitution.

    Secondary Conflicts:

    Familial conflicts are abundant throughout the novel. Ruth, who in initial chapters reveals her deep respect and admiration of her brother Hyacinth, has a falling out with her brother as the story progresses. While out of luck and in dire need of assistance, Ruth turns to him for monetary aid only to be begrudgingly helped. Later on she calls upon him for help again, asking to see if her works could be published in his paper. Not only does he decline, but tells her that her work is unworthy of being published and that she has no talent. The love that Ruth expresses for him is obviously not reciporocated.

    Ruth experiences similar concerns with Harry’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Upon their initial meeting with her, they scour her house trying to find any sign of neglectful wifehood. Even after finding nothing to raise concern, they stay out with them and often blame Ruth of ruining their precious Harry. When Ruth’s first child Daisy falls ill, Mr. Hall ignores Ruth’s pleas for help, and results in her death from croup. Later on, the good Dr. Hall causes the death of his own son by failing to diagnose and prescribe the proper treatment for Typhoid fever. Their hatred for Ruth resulted in the death of two people, and they follow that up with holding another of Ruth’s children for ransom.

    i went ahead

    Grant I went ahead and changed your format to fit the rest of the page since it looked like two seperate parts. It needed to be uniformed throughout. I did however like your format better so we can change it later. I just wanted it to be uniform when it gets graded.


    Clicked edit and accidently hit submit. This is what was written before this

    Under Construction
    Ruth Hall Character Descriptions
    By: Kasi Meek
    Prominent Characters:
    Ruth Hall:
    Formerly Ruth Ellet, she is the title character in the novel. Before the unfortunate death of her beloved husband, she was somewhat of an oblivious free spirit who received a very good education. Ruth is a widowed mother of three, although her eldest daughter was taken ill and died at an early age. After the death of her husband, she is so mournful and full of grief that she becomes entirely dependent on her relatives. Ruth is a good mother who truly loves her two remaining daughters and is slowly gaining determination to support herself by the halfway point of the novel.
    Harry Hall:
    Ruth’s husband who doted upon her and would give her anything that he could to make her happy. Harry worked long hours and the lack of a break eventually led to the sickness of which he never recovered from.
    Dr. Zekiel Hall:
    Harry’s father who blames every misfortune in his son’s life on Ruth. He thinks that Ruth is flighty and a worrisome individual. Had he taken Ruth’s word more seriously, his eldest granddaughter might still be alive at the end of the novel. The doctor is a cold man who is very reluctant to help Ruth or his surviving granddaughters in any way.
    Mrs. Hall:
    Harry’s gossipy mother who despises Ruth in the very core of her being. Mrs. Hall feels that Ruth should have learned how to keep a proper house instead of going to school, and will spend much time speaking harshly about Ruth to her confidant, Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Hall is an unloving individual and is not be a pleasant person to socialize with.
    Mr. Ellet:
    Ruth’s father who thought that once Ruth was married, he would be done with her forever. He is a very unkind grandfather who scares his grandchildren and he very much despises sharing any portion of his large income with the widowed daughter and grandchildren.
    Supporting Characters:
    Daisy Hall: Ruth’s firstborn child who died at a young age, bringing Ruth out of the daydream life that she lived in.
    Katy Hall: Ruth’s oldest living child who is terrified of her grandparents and is Ruth’s only real friend.
    Nettie Hall: Ruth’s youngest child, who is still an infant by the halfway mark.
    Mr. & Mrs. Skiddy: The couple who runs the lowly building that Ruth lives in. They have an uncommitted and unloving relationship that brought three children into the world.
    Mr. Tom Develin: The go-between for Ruth and the Halls. He sides with the Halls on every occasion.
    Hyacinth Ellet: Ruth’s out of touch brother.
    Mr. & Mrs. Millet: Ruth’s local but very unhelpful cousins.
    Pat: The Hall’s servant who doesn’t know who to listen too for orders. He is sent to retrieve the doctor when young Daisy is ill.
    Dinah: The Hall’s housekeeper when they could afford to live on the farm.
    Mrs. Jones: Mrs. Hall’s gossiping buddy.
    Mary Leon: Ruth’s friend from boarding school.
    The Plot
    By: Tabatha Miller
    Ruth marries Harry, who's a good, kind, loving man; who is very charming and handsome. They then move into the Hall's home. Here is where we met Harry's parents. Old Mrs. Hall is a very grumpy, jealous old lady, who thinks Ruth is no good for her son. Even though Ruth is beautiful and perfect for Harry, old Mrs. Hall finds faults in Ruth. Harry's father, who we find out later, is the doctor. He seems to be a tired, grumpy old man.
    Shortly after their marriage, they move out into the country, about five miles from town. The Hall's follow them, and keep tabs on what is going on. Ruth and Harry have their first child out in the country. They have a baby girl named Daisy, who in her grandma's eyes, is wild and "out of control". The Hall's believe that Ruth is a terrible mother and she lets the child do whatever she wants. Ruth loves the outdoors and wants to share it with Daisy; so they go out to the creek barefoot and pick wild flowers together. In the winter, Daisy falls ill and dies of croup.
    Ruth is devastated, but shortly after has two more daughters (Nettie and Katy). Shortly after Nettie's birth however, Harry becomes ill, and after a fight, dies of typhoid fever; leaving Ruth and their two children with almost nothing.
    Ruth then is forced to ask her relatives for money and help. Ruth's father is a wealthy old man, but he refuses to give her a lot of money. Ruth then has to leave the country and move into a lower income boarding house.
    The Assessment of the Authors Style:
    In Ruth Hall, the author of the story (Fanny Fern) is Ruth Hall. The author’s style is an autobiography of her life and all the hardships she went through; under a different name.
    She uses the third person narrative by using "he" and "she"

    They look completely different so I don't know which one is the one you guys have worked on. Easy fix if I messed something up.


    What you just posted in your comment is what we have done today. So, was all this on the wikipage and you just cut and pasted or what? Iam confused as to where I post my part b/c i thought we just edited the existing wikipage but it is the same as it has been.

    What i posted in my comment

    What i posted in my comment is I what you guys worked on today. I wasn't sure which one was right because my browser history showed two different Ruth Halls. I'll put the writings from my comment into the wiki since that is the right one.

    I also have the original

    I also have the original saved as a docx file in case you just want to edit what the previous people have written. I was confused because I clicked on ruth hall and the long one from the last group popped up then I clicked on it again and this came up so I wasn't sure if you guys were editing or just writing completely new stuff.

    the original

    Ruth Hall
    By Fanny Fern
    By Shay Driscoll and Jesica Berlinger
    Ruth Hall:
    Ruth is the protagonist of the story. She captures the readers’ attention through her kind nature and perseverance throughout the novel. This is illustrated in the story by the way she fights to support her children and realize her dream of being a writer.
    Ruth proves to be a round character, displaying complex personality traits and inner conflicts. She struggles with wanting to find the good in the people around her and having to accept the fact that they uncompassionate and unsupportive of her and her children.
    Ruth’s personality also develops throughout the story, proving her to be a dynamic character. The reader sees her transform into a strong willed, independent women from the passive, anxious person she was at the beginning of the book. This can best be seen in her struggle to become a writer, where at first she struggles with being respected and receiving her just pay and credit for her articles to one of the highest paid and renowned writers of her time.
    Doctor and Mrs. Hall:
    The Halls are the antagonists of the story. They constantly criticize and ridicule Ruth for her behavior and unfairly blame her for the ill-fated course of events that haunts her life, including the death of her husband and youngest daughter. They also often behave in a manner that contradicts how they preach that others should live, showing them to be hypocritical. For example, Mrs. Hall ridicules Ruth for being frivolous yet dresses and lives in excess.
    Dr. and Mrs. Hall are static, flat characters in the book. They are portrayed as entirely insincere and vindictive through their interactions with Ruth and her children and other characters in the novel. Their personalities do not evolve any throughout the story, and at the very end when Ruth has become a successful writer, Mrs. Hall continues to insist that she is unreserved and a poor role model for her children.
    Mr. Ellet:
    Mr. Ellet is Ruth’s father. He, like the Halls, is not very sensitive to Ruth’s situation, but proves to be slightly more round than them. He struggles with some feelings of reserve about his treatment of Ruth, but is too self-absorbed to give her the full support she needs. Even though he has plenty of money he is still concerned that if he helps Ruth too much he will sacrifice his own comfortable lifestyle.
    Hyacinth is Ruth’s brother, and, like his father, is not very receptive of Ruth. He does not care about Ruth’s situation beyond how it reflects on him. He refuses to aid her in her quest to become a writer, and even after she becomes successful he remains opposed to her writing.
    Harry Hall:
    Harry is Ruth’s devoted husband. He is the first loving person in Ruth’s life and is very compassionate and attentive to her needs. He dies of typhoid fever, and his death begins the struggle Ruth goes through that is the main conflict in the book.
    Katie and Nettie:
    Katie and Nettie are Ruth’s daughters. They are the last two people that Ruth has to cling to, and their wellbeing is the reason that Ruth decides to become a writer and why she struggles so hard to become a successful author.
    Mr. Walter:
    Mr. Walter is the editor of The Household Magazine that Ruth writes for. Before he hired Ruth he greatly admired her writings and wanted to give her a job at his newspaper that would pay her far better than the other publications she was writing for. Mr. Walter became a very close friend to Ruth, helping advance her career in many ways. He shared a brotherly connection with Ruth, one that she did not get from her own Brother. Mr. Walter, in character, is a very honorable, fair, and generous man.
    Mr. Lescom and Mr. Tibbets:
    These are Ruths first editors that she wrote for. Mr. Lescom was the editor for The Standard and Mr. Tibbets was the editor for The Pilgrim. Both of them, knowingly, did not pay Ruth the compensation she deserved. They were very stingy with their money and didn’t want to pay Ruth the rightful amount of money even though her writing greatly increased the paper’s circulation.
    By Shay Driscoll
    The book begins with Ruth Hall being sent to boarding school after her mother dies. Ruth’s experience at Madame Moreau’s school for girls proves to be very difficult for her; she is criticized by the other girls for being too studious, and often finds herself very lonely because her father, Mr. Ellet, and brother, Hyacinth, rarely show affection towards her. However, Ruth soon finds the love she has been deprived of when she marries Harry Hall.
    Ruth then moves into Harry’s parent’s house, Dr. and Mrs. Hall, who prove to be as critical and uncaring of Ruth as her father and brother. Mrs. Hall constantly critiques Ruth and ridicules her. Harry, a devoted and caring yet slightly aloof husband, does not notice his mother’s treatment of Ruth, and Ruth, not wanting to upset her husband, does not mention it to him. This situation continues until shortly after Ruth has her first child, Daisy, and she and Harry then move to their own home.
    A while after this her daughter dies, and Ruth and Harry move to another house to try and escape from the sad memory of Daisy’s death. Ruth and Harry then have two more children, Katie and Nettie. Unfortunately, not long after this Ruth experiences more loss when Harry dies.
    Ruth is then faced with the difficult decision of giving custody of her two daughters to Dr. and Mrs. Hall, who are adamant that they should get Harry’s children, or keep them and try and support them by herself.
    This begins a difficult chapter in Ruth’s life as she struggles to support them. She receives very little help from her father and in-laws, so she is forced to try and make it off unskilled work that pays very little. She soon realizes that she cannot make it off her wages and decides to find better work. This proves very difficult for Ruth, and she faces a lot of rejection before she is able to find employment. She decides to try and establish a career as a writer, thinking that her brother, who is the editor of The Irving Magazine, will offer her work or refer her to some of his connections. She is mistaken on this account, however, and he not only refues to help her but advises her to seek another form of employment. Eventually she is given the opportunity to write for a newspaper called The Standard under the pen name ‘Floy’.
    However, life remains difficult for Ruth. She is faced with the prejudices women were often subjected to during that time, and finds herself receiving less pay for her articles than that of her male counterparts. Even with the increase in her wages, she continues to find it difficult to support her children, and agrees to let Katie, her oldest daughter, live with Dr. and Mrs. Hall for a couple of weeks. However, Ruth finds herself unable to raise the money necessary for her to be able to feed both Katie and Nettie, so Katie is forced to remain with her grandparents until Ruth’s situation improves.
    With even more incentive to earn higher wages, Ruth works still harder to make it as a columnist. Finally, Ruth is offered a position at The Household Messenger by its editor Mr. Walter. The position is contingent upon her agreeing to write exclusively for his magazine, and in return she would receive higher wages than she was previously bringing in while writing fewer articles per issue. At this news Ruth’s outlook suddenly becomes more optimistic, and she come still closer to being able to bring Katie home.
    Upon Mr. Walter’s encouragement, Ruth begins to write a book that is a composite of her past articles and eventually gets it published. The book proves to be extremely successful, much to Ruth’s happiness, for the money she receives from the sales is enough to allow her to get Katie back from Dr. and Mrs. Hall and move them all to a nicer home.
    Before Ruth can settle down to her peacefully life she is faced with one more affliction. She plans to move her daughters to a different part of the country and is temporarily staying in a hotel when it catches fire and they are narrowly saved by a brave fireman named Johnny Galt. After this, however, Ruth successfully makes her escape from her old life of suffering and loss and starts a new life with her two daughters.
    By Shay Driscoll
    Primary Conflict:
    After Ruth’s husband dies she is forced to try to support her children off of a women’s wages, because her in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. Ruth refuse to help her, and her father only is willing to give up a small sum for a short period of time in order to alleviate some of the financial stress she faces. She is forced to work at various low paying jobs until she makes the bold decision to become a writer. Ruth’s experiences illustrate well the prejudices faced by women at the time as she is at first turned down for jobs she is overqualified for for no other reason than because she is a women, and then forced to accept lower wages than a man would receive for the same work. The story exemplifies the discrimination women faced as the book recounts the struggle Ruth goes through as she fights the stereotypes her sex is labeled with, and overcomes the prejudice that had for so long afflicted her life.
    Secondary Conflict:
    After Ruth decides to refuse the Halls offer to take her children, Mrs. remains determined to get custody of them. She devises a plan to get Katie from her mother on the basis that the child will only remain with them for a couple of weeks. Ruth accepts because at that time she was not earning enough to pay for all of them. However, as Mrs. Hall foresaw, Ruth is not able to come up with the money to bring Katie back home, and so the child is forced to stay with her grandparents who treat her cruelly and attempt to turn her against her mother. Ruth struggle is not to earn enough to get Katie back from her grandparents, which she eventually does with the sale of her book. At this time the family is reunited and Ruth and her children are free from the vindictive treatment Dr. and Mrs. Hall.
    By Kayla Bates
    The major theme in Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern is economic independence. During her time era woman depended on marriage for economic support but when Ruth finds herself widowed and barely making it she realizes the importance of being able to economically support yourself. She gains this independence through her determination, perseverance, and self reliance. The many difficult trials placed on her throughout the novel help her see just how important it is that she can support herself and her children.
    In Ruth Hall it was relevant for Hall to follow her own agency. After the death of her husband people hope she will settle down again or give in and through this, she sees the damage that can be done through relying on others. Even though many people try to hold her back from gaining her independence she over comes their control. When she get’s set back, she constantly preservers and believes in herself to succeed and to be her own person. Many actions Hall does such as hiring help, gallivanting in the woods, and having people over late, seem improper to others but this does not stop Hall, for she believes in living life by her own rules. She is determined to make it on her own, because evidently no one was going to help her. Her own brother, father, and in laws refuse to aid her and constantly bring her down by their lack of faith and insults. At the time of gaining this independence Hall was aware of the scrutiny she would receive but she also knew the respect that she would gain after she truly held economic independence. Many women of the twentieth century rely on family and neighbors and Ruth went out there and made connections in order to succeed. Even though she is pressured to be a traditional woman and to accept that she as a woman cannot do it on her own, she refuses to conform. The end of the novel is the when the true light of this theme appears, she does not remarry, is completely capable of economically supporting herself and children, and makes a very successful career for herself.
    Writing Style:
    By Taylor Stoll
    Ruth Hall is written very differently from other novels of the time period. Fanny Fern’s career as a journalist shows through, as it is uncommon for the chapters to be more than two pages long and the entire text is about two hundred pages. Additionally, the majority of the events are explained to the reader through character monologue, there is very little dialogue between characters. This novel was unusual in that Fern purposefully tried not to conform to the typical role of the woman’s place in society. Instead, Ruth is a very strong, heroic figure, who becomes integrated in the “men’s” workplace of journalism, raises her children, is able to fend for herself, and does not get remarried at the end of the story. As a result, Fern’s intended and actual audience was mainly female because she discussed not only woman’s rights but also class, status, and social structure.
    It is also important to note that Ruth Hall is largely an autobiographical story of Fanny Fern’s own life, and was supposed to remain anonymous because she put many of her own terrible experiences within the book. Her identity was publicly revealed when another male journalist became angry with his portrayal in the book, and Fern received harsh reviews and negative attention.
    By Jesica Berlinger
    My prediction for the second half of Ruth Hall is that Ruth will finally strike good luck with her employment situation. I think she will find this opportunity at a time when she is really desperate and feels that she has reached her lowest point. Obviously, I think the opportunity will be something having to do with becoming a newspaper writer. Then once she starts writing I think that the there will be some controversy amongst her father and the Hall in-laws. In the end, I think she will keep working hard and become a successful writer and make enough money to support her two daughters and move out of the crummy apartment.
    The first part of the prediction was that Ruth was going to strike good luck with her employment situation at her lowest point. This certainly came true for Ruth. She had just had to let her daughter go live with her grandparents who are dreadful and treat Katie unfairly and then she found a job writing for the newspaper. First she got a writing job at The Standard and then a second job at The Pilgrim. She was writing a column almost every day for a small amount of pay, but was able to at least support her one daughter and save up to get Katie back from Mr. and Mrs. Hall. The second part of the prediction was that there was going to be some controversy. Well, there was a lot of controversy with the Hall’s because they didn’t want to Katie to go back to Ruth. Also, there wasn’t so much controversy with Ruth’s father, but more her brother Hyacinth. Hyacinth doesn’t help Ruth at all when she is trying to get work and he also tries to sabotage her writing career because he doesn’t think she is adequate enough and that she doesn’t deserve any of the fame or recognition. The third part of the prediction was that Ruth becomes a successful writer and earns enough money to support her two daughters and move out of the crummy apartment. This also came true. Ruth met Mr. Walter, editor of The Household Messenger, and he gave her a great paying job. Then, she decided to publish her works which becomes very popular, enabling her to move to get Katie back and move to a hotel. Although, the apartment does catch on fire, Ruth still finds her happy ending as she and her two girls move away to start a new life.
    "That Tells the Whole Story

    I'll just add in my part tomorrow before class on the predictions and conflicts which will be the edited version of what was written before.


    ok thats fine. so, do you much about html? I tried to make the headings bold and center the book title and author but it made everything bold and centered including the comments. Any ideas as to why? If you good with html you could probabaly just go in and do it.


    From what i have learned is there has to be a beginning and ending to it like < b/ > and then < /b > which will appear as Bold and not make anything after it bold.

    iam confused

    Ok so what was in your comment was what Tabatha and Kasi actually posted onto the current wikipage b/c right now the Ruth Hall wikipage is just what it was from last quarter. I had made a new wikipage in "create content" and typed "under construction" in it but then I couldnt find it again, all i could go to was the old one.

    In the Plot.

    The plot is different now then to what I had before.
    The first part of it is missing.
    It started off with 'The novel begins with a young Ruth Hall staring out the window, thinking back on her life. Here we find out that Ruth's mother died, and that Ruth's father, sent her away to a boarding school. Ruth was a very lonely person, wanting love. Her father and brother didn't show her much of it, or really any attention at all. So when she decides to marry Harry, she hopes he's the answer to her prayers.' Something like that, cause now it starts with her and harry getting married.

    Easy fix, just copy and

    Easy fix, just copy and paste from the original, then add what you were typing before to it.

    You guys

    We most likely want one format to how the page looks, do you guys like how the titles are on the edge with the text or do you like titles suspended in the middle? I was thinking of putting the format that my two pieces are in throughout the page but it is up to you guys if you want me to.

    Grants format

    Ya Grant i like your format much better. Go ahead and do the rest of it that way.

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