Day 2

Trifles Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Does Mrs. Hale think that Minnie Foster killed her husband? Does Mrs. Peters?

    At this point in the play, Mrs. Hale is convinced of Mrs. Wright's innocence (or at least, she says she is). She strongly sympathizes with Minnie, believes her husband was cruel and perhaps abusive, and feels she needs protection from the men who belittle her. Mrs. Peters is afraid to levy a judgement, and feels safer waiting for the men to come to a conclusion. She is probably used to being condescended to, and feels no one will take her opinions seriously.

  2. 2

    How is the canary symbolic?

    Minnie was once a beautiful, colorful girl who sang - until she married John Wright, and...

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