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Trifles: The Rise of Modern Feminism on the Stage, Part 1

Which of the following stage directions from part one of Trifles supports the idea that the two women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, are stronger than they may at first appear? COUNTY ATTORNEY. Here’s a nice mess.
(The women draw nearer.) HALE. Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.
(The two women move a little closer together.) COUNTY ATTORNEY. And yet, for all their worries, what would we do without the ladies? (The women do not unbend.) MRS. PETERS. Yes, Mr. Henderson.
(The women listen to the men’s steps on the stairs, then look about the kitchen.)
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The women do not unbend.