Read the excerpt from part one of Trifles.
HALE. So I knocked again, and I thought I heard somebody say, “Come in.” I wasn’t sure, I’m not sure yet, but I opened the door—this door (indicating the door by which the two women are still standing), and there in that rocker—(pointing to it) sat Mrs. Wright.
What can you infer about Hale based on both the dialogue and stage directions in this excerpt?
He is easily upset and becomes wildly animated as a means of expressing his upset.
He is prone to wild gestures and exaggerated descriptions of things that have occurred.
He is desirous of making it seem as though Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband.
He is eager to relay the details of the incident with as much accuracy as possible.
Which of the following stage directions from part one of Trifles is designed to express emotion? MRS. PETERS (after taking a step forward). SHERIFF (looking about). MRS. PETERS (to the other woman). MRS. HALE (stiffly).