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Unformatted text preview: Olga Botea English 200 2/12/2011 Thinking Exercises (pg. 48) Number 2 Do you think Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are justified in not showing the County Attorney what they have found? Why or why not? In the short play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, a woman is suspected of killing her hus- band. The sheriff and county attorney actively search her house for evidence; the main focus is the women and their “trifles” (287) and we follow their realization of the truth as they gain in- sight into Mrs. Wright’s life and her husbands death. Mrs. Hale says “I know how things can be- for women. (...) We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things” (293). I believe that because Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters could so closely understand and relate to Mrs. Wrights situation that they are justified in holding back evidence. The situation would not under any condition be tolerated in today’s world, but because this play unfolds in the year 1916 and is contained in a house which “never seemed a very cheerful place” and John Wrights pres-...
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