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A Comparison of Mrs. Hale and Mr. Wright in Trifles, by Susan Glaspell - In the play Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell, a small number of people are at the Wright house trying to figure out why and how Mr. Wright was murdered. Mrs. Wright is already the suspect, and all that is needed for the case is evidence for a motive. The jury needs something to show anger or sudden feeling so that they can convict her for murder. The men, Mr. Henderson, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Hale are there to find the evidence. The women, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, are there to pick up a select few items for Mrs....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Hale, Wright]
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale in Trifles The major idea I want to write about has to do with the way Mrs. Hale stands behind Mrs. Wright even though it seems like everyone else especially (the men) would rather lock her up and throw away the key. We see this right away when she gets on the County Attorney for putting down Mrs. Wright’s house keeping. I find this to be wonderfully symbolic in that most women of this time usually allowed the men to say whatever they wanted about their sex, never standing up for themselves or each other You notice this to be so because Mrs....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 787 words
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The Importance of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The patented murder mystery, in all its addictive predictability, presents the audience with numerous cliches: a stormy night, a shadowy figure, a sinister butler, and a mysterious phone call. Susan Glaspell's Trifles does not fit this mold. Glaspell's mysterious inquiry into the murder of John Wright presents the reader with only one suspect, Mrs. Wright. Even though the court examiner and sheriff cannot find evidence against Mrs. Wright, the reader can plausibly argue the case against the neglected wife....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Trifles]
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Susan Glaspell’s most memorable one-act play, Trifles (1916) was based on murder trial case that happened in the 1900’s. Glaspell worked as a reporter, where she appointed a report of a murder case. It was about a farmer, John Hossack who was killed while he was asleep in bed one night. His wife claimed that she was asleep next to him when the attack occurred. No one believed in her statement, she was arrested and was charged on first degree murder. In Trifles, the play takes place at an abandon house at a farm where John Wright and his wife, Minnie Wright lived....   [tags: murder trial, mr. hale, minnie]
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The Dynamic Reverend Hale in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - John Hale is the minister of Beverly, which has been summoned to Salem to discover and extinguish supposed witchcraft in the town of Salem, Mass. in the colonial period. Hale overgoes a gradual change of character and belief as the play unfolds. As a dynamic character. Though a gradual change it is, the change drastically changes his views and ideas of what is God’s will and where his priorities lie. 	The end of Act One exhibits the audience a zealous priest, Reverend John Hale, looking for evidence of witchcraft, real or make believe....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 2460 words
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Examination of Mrs Wright in Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Examination of Mrs Wright in Trifles by Susan Glaspell The play ?Trifles?, by Susan Glaspell , is an examination of the different levels of early 1900?s mid-western farming society?s attitudes towards women and equality. The obvious theme in this story is men discounting women?s intelligence and their ability to play a man?s role, as detectives, in the story. A less apparent theme is the empathy the women in the plot find for each other. Looking at the play from this perspective we see a distinct set of characters, a plot, and a final act of sacrifice....   [tags: Susan Glaspell Trifles Essays] 1007 words
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Silent Liberation in Trifles - Marriage is a sacred bond uniting two people who are in love usually they can’t live without one another for even a second so one takes marriage vows to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Those vows are cherished throughout the years of marriage, partner’s shares intimate details forming a strong trustworthy bond with one another. Some settle into a routine, move out to the country have children....   [tags: Play Analysis, Marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Wright]
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Social Oppression in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - The physical and social setting in "Mrs. Dalloway" sets the mood for the novel's principal theme: the theme of social oppression. Social oppression was shown in two ways: the oppression of women as English society returned to its traditional norms and customs after the war, and the oppression of the hard realities of life, "concealing" these realities with the elegance of English society....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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How Miller Uses Reverend Hale in The Crucible - How Miller Uses Reverend Hale in The Crucible Arthur Miller describes Reverend Hale as nearing forty, a tight-skinned, eager-eyed intellectual. An intellectual is usually thought of as someone with his head in the clouds, who spends so much time thinking great thoughts that he's inept in the real world of human emotions. There is some truth in this image of John Hale. He knows a lot about witchcraft; but he knows almost nothing about the people of Salem or the contention that is wracking the town....   [tags: Arthur Miller The Crucible Reverend Hale Essays] 4646 words
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An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Somewhere within the narrative of Mrs. Dalloway, there seems to lie what could be understood as a restatement - or, perhaps, a working out of - the essentially simple, key theme or motif found in Woolf's famous feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Mrs. Dalloway does in fact possess "a room of her own - " and enjoys an income (or the use of an income) that is at least "five hundred a year - " (Room: 164). But most importantly, Clarissa Dalloway also deals with ways of working out female economic necessity, personal space, and the manifestation of an "artistic" self-conception....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]
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The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot - The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot      This cynical look at a less than ideal marriage keeps the reader at a distance. The opening sentence startles in its baldness "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby" and the second sentence destroys any illusions that the Elliots are enjoying this by stating that "They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it"(Hemingway 85).   The second paragraph uses one long, oddly convoluted sentence to describe their courtship and subsequent marriage....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]
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Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf - Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway, published in 1925, is a romantic drama with deep psychological approaching in to the world of urban English society in the summer of 1923, five years after the end of World War I. The book begins in the morning with the arrangements for a party Clarissa Dalloway will give and it ends late in the evening when the guests are all leaving. There are many flashbacks to tell us the past of each character, but it does not leave the range of those few hours....   [tags: Play Woolf MRS Dalloway] 1456 words
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Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot - Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot        Ernest Hemingway's "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" ultimately leaves us with a paradox. From its opening line, the story defines the marriage of Hubert and Cornelia as a marriage of failure: failure to conceive a child, failure to communicate, failure to have good sex. Indeed, the story's opening image seems the perfect metaphor for the marriage as a whole: "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby. They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it" (161)....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]
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Cultural Disenchantment in a Postwar Climate Illustrated in Virginia Woolf’s Novel Mrs. Dalloway - One of the principal themes in Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is the English people’s collective loss of confidence in the state of the British Empire after the First World War. Set in London in the June of 1923, the novel opens at the close of a global war that lasted only four years but cost the United Kingdom more than 100,000 lives and permanently shifted the political boundaries and social world order of its people. Each of the novel’s many characters represent a different aspect of the English citizens’ disenchantment with established, presupposed cultural values and worldview brought about by the unexpected lack of glory in victory or dignity in the dead and wounded multitudes....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway, argumentative, persuasive]
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A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Theme of "A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In the times of colonies when land was untouched there was a distinct hatred between the native Indians and the new colonists. As one reads the essay: A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, one will understand this hatred. Although the Indians captured Mary Rowlandson, with the faith of God she was safely returned. The reader learns of her religious messages and how she turns to God for safety and strong will....   [tags: A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson] 1274 words
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Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Clarissa Dalloway and Peter Walsh are defined by their memories. Virginia Woolf creates their characters through the memories they share, and indeed fabricates their very identities from these mutual experiences. Mrs. Dalloway creates a unique tapestry of time and memory, interweaving past and present, memory and dream. The past is the key to the future, and indeed for these two characters the past creates the future, shaping them into the people they are on the June day described by Woolf....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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The Individual vs. Society in Mrs. Warren's Profession - Often in life there is a conflict between what is good for the individual and the moral values placed upon the individual by society.  This is true of the characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession.  Shaw clearly demonstrates that actions frowned upon by society are not necessarily evil so long as they benefit the individual.      Perhaps the most obvious example of societal morals conflicting with individual need is the case of Mrs. Kitty Warren.  Mrs. Warren is a woman whose economic standing and lack of any professional skills forced her into becoming a prostitute....   [tags: Mrs. Warren's Profession Essays] 1544 words
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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy - Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy           The narrative of Mrs. Dalloway may be viewed by some as random congealing of various character experience. Although it appears to be a fragmented assortment of images and thought, there is a psychological coherence to the deeply layered novel. Part of this coherence can be found in Mrs. Dalloway's psychological tone which is tragic in nature. In her forward to Mrs. Dalloway, Maureen Howard informs us that Woolf was reading both Sophocles and Euripides for her essays in The Common Reader while writing Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway     Clarissa Dalloway, the central character in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, is a complex figure whose relations with other women reveal as much about her personality as do her own musings. By focusing at length on several characters, all of whom are in some way connected to Clarissa, Woolf expertly portrays the ways females interact: sometimes drawing upon one another for things which they cannot get from men; other times, turning on each other out of jealousy and insecurity....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Perception is Reality in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Although the entire novel tells of only one day, Virginia Woolf covers a lifetime in her enlightening novel of the mystery of the human personality. The delicate Clarissa Dalloway, a disciplined English lady, provides the perfect contrast to Septimus Warren Smith, an insane ex-soldier living in chaos. Even though the two never meet, these two correspond in that they strive to maintain possession of themselves, of their souls. On this Wednesday in June of 1923, as Clarissa prepares for her party that night, events during the day trigger memories and recollections of her past, and Woolf offers these bits to the reader, who must then form the psychological and emotional make-up of Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays] 1985 words
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The Effects of Society in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Society is a constant changing idea, whether that change be from region to region or a period of time. People move through it without thinking what they really are doing. Often they do not realize how much pressure society places on one’s being. It is the basis of how a person forms their opinions, beliefs, and morals. The structure of behavior rests in the society one is raised in. People’s acceptance of one another and a desire to conform create a world where people are struggling to fit in. Virginia Woolf sees this....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway - Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The scholarship surrounding Woolf’s mysticism by and large focuses on a psychoanalytical approach. While this paper will somewhat attempt to move away from a psychoanalytical methodology, it is valuable to examine the existing scholarship and the departures from this approach. Within this theoretical structure, the critical discussion further breaks down into two separate, though not incompatible, groups: those who see Woolf’s use of mysticism as a feminist statement and those who see Woolf as a mystic....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway]
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan mother from Lancaster, Massachusetts, recounts the invasion of her town by Indians in 1676 during “King Philip’s War,” when the Indians attempted to regain their tribal lands. She describes the period of time where she is held under captivity by the Indians, and the dire circumstances under which she lives. During these terrible weeks, Mary Rowlandson deals with the death of her youngest child, the absence of her Christian family and friends, the terrible conditions that she must survive, and her struggle to maintain her faith...   [tags: Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays Native Americans]
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Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn - Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon, “Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, and the film Hedd Wynn directed by Paul Turner, were works written about World War I. These works were the author’s point of view about the war. The authors described how the war effected people during and after the war was over. The poem “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon was a poem written during World War I. The poem basically states that no man comes out of the war the same....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]
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The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway We live in a consumer society consuming time. We use time to function smoothly but also to channel the direction of our lives. As a college student, I am constantly aware of time. I have a time frame for finishing my college career, as well as constant deadlines to meet. Daily, I divide my hours between my job, my studies, and my friends. In the midst of following external time, I strive for a balance with my internal time. My personal sense of time allows me to live in the present moment....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf Essays]
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The Intersection of External Time and Internal Time in Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - In Mrs Dalloway, the modernist writer Virginia Woolf undermines the usual conventions of prior prose fiction by adopting an innovative approach to time. She contrasts the objective external time and subjective internal time that structure the plot of the one-day novel. In fact, the story takes place on a single day in June and, by the use of two important techniques, namely the stream of consciousness mode of narration and the interior monologue, the reader is constantly flowing from the present to the past or the future....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf]
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The Crucible by Reverend John Hale - Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Humanity is surrounded by change. Whether it is favorable or abominable, change makes an entrance into the daily lives of individuals. Imagine one who wins the lottery. Their entire life turns a corner and they see materialistic happiness waiting for them. They buy a new house or a new car. Early retirement might come next. Slowly, as time passes, their personality changes dramatically. They inherit traits such as cockiness or greediness....   [tags: change, salem, humanity]
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The Crucible: Reverend Hale's Metamorphosis - All of a sudden there was a witch outbreak in Salem Massachusetts. The following day the girls were found in bed inert. The doctor attempted to figure out the sickness the girls could have. However, he could not give the sickness any name. Then Reverend Hale was called in to help the town cure its unnatural problem. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. At the beginning he believed the court was doing God’s job. Towards the end his character changes and is less in favor of the court and more in favor for the people being wrongly accused....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 643 words
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Reverend Hale is Not Guilty - ... Hale disagrees and responds, "No, no. Now let me instruct you. We cannot look into superstition in this. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her" (Miller 38). This statement by Hale proves that he did not contribute to the exponential increase in the rumors of witchcraft. If he did not jump to accusing Betty of being a witch, then he would not succumb to the hysteria in the town and brand someone else as a witch....   [tags: witchcraft, salem, trial] 918 words
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Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson   Our Nig; or Sketches from the life of a Free Black and  A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  Harriet Wilson’s and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narratives have three things in common.  First, they have a theme of sustaining faith in God throughout their trials.  Secondly, they portray their captors as savages.  Finally, they all demonstrate the isolation felt by the prisoner.     Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson is the story of a Northern girl, born into an interracial family and later abandoned by her parents, forcing her to become the servant of...   [tags: Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays] 985 words
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Hale in The Crucible - Imagine that you are an actor and have been asked to take on the role of Hale in The Crucible. Discuss how you would like to portray your character on the stage. Imagine that you are an actor and have been asked to take on the role of 'Hale' in 'The Crucible'. Discuss how you would like to portray your character on the stage. Choose two scenes to focus on, which you believe are important in showing you characters personality. I have been asked to play the part of 'Reverend John Hale' in a stage production of 'The Crucible'....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1365 words
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Reverend John Hale - In 1642 there was a hunt for witches in Salem, Massachusetts; in the 1950s there was a hunt for communists in America. Dramatist, Author Miller writes about the Salem Witch Trials in his play The Crucible. In 1692, just like in the 1950s, the congressional committees were searching for the truth, and trying to get rid of fear. Reverend John Hale was called to Salem because of his knowledge on witchcraft. Reverend John Hale was a Sensible man, who began to doubt the veracity of witnesses in the Salem Witch Trials, and became fearful in what his authority had set in motion....   [tags: salem massachusetts, communists] 787 words
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The Role of Reverend Hale as a Catalyst in The Crucible - The Salem witch trials of 1692 was an event that shaped the history of this country, as well as the lives of those whose wives and husbands were condemned to death. In order for such an event to occur, there must be a set of people who catalyze the event, and others who speak out against it. In “The Crucible”, certain characters help contribute to the rising hysteria of witchcraft, and others contribute to the disapproval of so many wrongful convictions. Reverend Hale is a character who actually contributes to both sides....   [tags: The Crucible] 565 words
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Character Analysis of Reverend Hale in The Crucible - This is a character essay on the “The Crucible”. The character I have chosen to be my subject of this essay is Reverend Hale. This essay is going to be over seven parts of this character’s life. His background, problems and concerns, development through the story, first impressions, what he thinks of himself, what others think of him, and what he thinks of others. Background He is a man in his forties from the town of Beverly. After his experience with a mother and her child that was afflicted with a behavior change that he allegedly cured within a few days with his kindness and a few days of rest....   [tags: background, think, concerns, development] 577 words
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Analysis of Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” - The single act play “Trifles” is loosely based on the murder of a farmer in the state of Iowa in the early nineteenth century, which Glaspell reported on while working as a journalist. The farmer’s wife was accused of the murder, and was initially convicted, but later acquitted. Literary analysts note that Glaspell “approached the case like a detective” (Bryan and Wolf). More than a decade after that incident, when she was a career writer, analysts describe, “in a span of ten days, Glaspell composed a one-act play” being inspired from that real life murder event (Bryan and Wolf)....   [tags: Literature, Gender Studies]
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Analysis of Trifles, by Susan Glaspell - Trifles Susan Glaspell (1876 – 1948) The story of Trifles was written in 1916 which is a period in time when women played a minimal role at solving situations, and was thought of as not having much to say or do of importance. There were important issues that plagued women, such as birth control, socialism and women’s suffrage. Also during that time few women went to college or sought employment outside of the home. Women were thought of only being interested in little things of no importance thus the meaning of Trifles....   [tags: Plot Summary, Murder]
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Suffering of Women in A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell - ... Wright. She, like Minnie, was also a farmer’s wife and spent her days working hard. However, she had children so she did not suffer the loneliness that Minnie had to endure. Also, she avoided visiting her because Mr. Wright did not welcome visitors. He was the typical abuser who wanted to keep his victim isolated. Because she did not visit Minnie, she felt partially responsible for Minnie murdering her husband. Unlike Mrs. Peterson, she knew Minnie and understood what drove her to the breaking point of murder....   [tags: inequality, domination, murder]
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Civil Disobedience in Antigone and Trifles - Civil Disobedience of Antigone and Mrs. Hale Civil disobedience is the purposeful violation of a law to show that it is unconstitutional or morally defective. In the plays, Antigone and Trifles, the female main characters commit an act of civil disobedience. The plays are respectively written by Sophocles and Susan Glaspell. Antigone, the main character of Antigone, protects her dead brother's honor as she disobeys the laws of King Creon. Mrs. Hale, the main character of Trifles prevents a neighbor from being charged with homicide as she breaks the law in front of two lawmen-The Sheriff and the County Attorney....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1102 words
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Expression of Common Viewpoints of the Early 1900's in "Trifles", by Susan Glaspell - ... After the attorney makes a joke, "Held for murder and worryin' about her preserves.", he tries to clean his hands but can’t find a clean towel. He comments on Mrs. Wright to the ladies, "Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?" Here Mrs. Hale begins her defense and also starts to identify with Mrs. Wright, "Those towels get dirty awful quick. Men's hands aren't always as clean as they might be." A couple lines later she comments on Mr. Wright and what Mrs. Wright's relationship and life must have been like, "But I don't think a place'd be any cheerfuller for John Wright's being in it." as the women go through the kitchen, gathering clothes and an apron up for Mrs....   [tags: women, opression, equality] 754 words
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Women's View in a Men's World - ... I remember the afternoon I put up my cherries last summer” (Glaspell L-43). The men cannot understand why Mrs. Wright is “worrying about her preserves” while she is “held for murder” (Glaspell L-41). Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters know from experience that canning is difficult, time-consuming work, and they too would be upset if that work were to go to waste. The attorney goes to dry his hands after washing the stickiness off them and sees that the towel and “pans under the sink” are dirty. He says, “Not much of a housekeeper” (Glaspell L-41)....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell] 1190 words
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Reverend Hale In The Crucible - Nationwide, students in history classes study and learn about the infamous incident known as the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Through textbooks and research, students learn about this event from a factual and objective point of view. Students learn such facts like 19 men and women were hanged because they were convicted of witchcraft. Students learn the essential information as deemed important by their teacher; yet, students do not have the opportunity to learn about the trials from a subjective and personal point of view....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 1339 words
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Reverend John Hale in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, gives a glimpse into the infamous witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The play opens after a group of girls has been caught dancing in the woods by the town minister, Reverend Parris. When one of the girls suddenly becomes stricken with an unusual disease, the first assumption is witchcraft and John Hale is brought in. Hale, an expert of witchcraft, is called to Salem to discover the evil behind the girl’s affliction. But the longer he remains in Salem, the more he asks himself: Where does the true evil reside in Salem....   [tags: witchcraft, evil, investigation] 1302 words
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Reverend Hale in The Crucible - Reverend Hale in The Crucible Reverend Hale's attitude has changed completely throughout his stay in Salem. After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Abigail, Tituba, and Betty dancing and conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem. These woods are forbidden; the dancing and conjuring are signs of the devil in the puritan society. Called from Beverly, a special reverend, Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of Lucifer. Reverend Parris has obviously seen some work of the devil in his niece Abigail, slave Tituba, and daughter Betty....   [tags: Crucible Literature Analysis] 1089 words
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The Crucible: Danforth And Hale - Arthur Millers The Crucible possesses many examples of interesting character development. A character who one initially finds to be worthy of mercy or pity can easily become the last person deserving of sympathy. This relationship is not only formed between the reader and the characters, but between the characters and the scenario of the story itself. The victim may become the accuser, or the scholar may become the humanitarian. This manner of characterization is best shown in the relationship between Reverend John Hale and Deputy Governor Danforth....   [tags: Miller Crucible] 1407 words
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Susan Glaspell´s Trifles: Women Unite - ... Wright goes by her first and last name. The men of the story feel so superior to the women; they begin to degrade Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peter’s curiosity in the “Trifles”. For example, the sheriff says “Can you beat the women. Held for murder and worryin’ about their preserves. (Booth, 750). The other men say continue to say negative things about the women as well. Their statements indicate that the women are frivolous and too small-minded to be concerned about the investigation. Additionally, the men criticize the state of their kitchen....   [tags: murder, investigation, evidence, women] 977 words
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Analyzing the character of Reverend Hale - Analyzing the character of Reverend Hale Mr Reverend Hale had a very controversial role in moving the story to the end how it had happened. Beside the other three main characters: Mr Proctor, Elizabeth and Abigail he was fourth biggest person who influenced the happenings the most. However, while the main characters played a kind of a passive role, he always wanted to be in the middle of attention. He was a very proud man, but naïve as well. He though that himself is an expert in the mysterious world of witches....   [tags: English Literature] 380 words
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The Character of John Proctor, Elizabeth and Reverend Hale in The Crucible - The definition of crucible, or at least one of them, is a severe test or trial. This is definitely a fitting name for the Salem witch trials based play, as dealing with the hysteria and unjust courts of Salem is a severe trial in its self. However, the characters were also tested by their own ability to choose between right, wrong, or the most beneficial actions. From the main characters to all of the town’s people, they must all decide between what is best for them or everyone, living in sorrow or dying with honor....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 648 words
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