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Jane Addams and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” Reading Questions—Due Monday 1. What motivated Addams to create experimental programs, such as Hull-House, to fight poverty? In other words, why would she give up a life of wealth to devote her time to helping the homeless? Where does that belief come from? 2. How are the ideas and social projects of Carnegie and Addams similar? 3. Rappaccini also believed he was benefitting his daughter by introducing her into his garden. What did Rappaccini intend to accomplish by this action, and why did his experiment fail? 4. What problems were addressed by these Hull-House projects? Today, many Americans believe in doing charitable work or contributing to charitable organizations. What
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Unformatted text preview: examples can you give to demonstrate that the above claim is true? What motivates people in general to be so concerned with those less fortunate? 5. Meier argues that giving to charity or helping the less fortunate stems from selfish motives. Assuming that Meier’s claim is true, in what ways are each of the characters in “Rappacinni’s Daughter” motivated by selfishness? Vocabulary: For each of the vocabulary words on page 207 and 208, write sentences using these words. However, you sentences must address all of the readings you have done this semester. For example, you could use the word “impressed” by writing this sentence: Sarty’s father was impressed that Sarty defended him in the court room....
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