Day 3

Trifles Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Mrs. Hale lie to the County Attorney about what happened to the bird?

    Mrs. Hale wants to cover for Mrs. Wright. She believes that the bird would provide condemning evidence of Mrs. Wright's motive for murder, and by concealing the bird's corpse, she gives her a better chance of not being convicted.

  2. 2

    Has Mrs. Hale changed her mind about who killed John Wright? How do you know?

    At first, Mrs. Hale believes that Minnie Foster must have been innocent. But as she unravels the mystery, she realizes that Minnie committed the crime--but still believes that she needs to be protected because her crime was justified. Mrs. Hale goes from trying to prove that...

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