Take, for example, the vivid details of Mrs. But there she broke--she could not touch the bird. Hale went to look after the horses. Now, just what will I take? The men return to the kitchen and, in a sudden decision, Mrs. Peters says--it looks bad for her.
Hale's hand was against the pocket of her coat. She opened the oven door and started to express her opinion of the oven; but she was swept into her own thoughts, thinking of what it would mean, year after year, to have that stove to wrestle with. She flitted about town in her younger years. Peters searching for clues to solve a murder case in a dull and messy kitchen of John Wright's farmhouse. He says that's what he can't understand. I hope they don't hold that against me. The kitchen scene where the district attorney was interviewing Mr.
The county attorney looks at the birdcage, but the women say that the bird must have been long-since killed by the cat. This idea of Minnie contrasts strongly with her memory of the unmarried Minnie Foster as a lively and beautiful girl. On their way out, they joke that the women might find a clue, but that they might not know it if they see it. In many ways both Mrs Hale and Mrs Peters connection with Minnie is stronger than any connection that they have with their husbands. Minnie changed after her marriage from a lively youth to a reclusive woman.
Hale stood examining the clothes the woman who was being detained in town had said she wanted. The men return for another look at the bedroom. Martha Hale snatched the box from the sheriff's wife, and got it in the pocket of her big coat just as the sheriff and the county attorney came back into the kitchen. Peters knows how it feels to be deeply hurt by violence committed against an innocent thing one loves, she wants to protect Minnie. A motive for the murder gradually comes to light as evidence of the physical and emotional abuse of the suspect emerges.
She hoped he would tell this straight and plain, and not say unnecessary things that would just make things harder for Minnie Foster. The women are able to deeply identify with each other through shared life experiences. So she had dropped everything right where it was. Peters, in a sudden burst of determination, tries to hide the dead bird in her handbag and is flustered as the bag is too small. Hale and Peters simply interpreting them for the audience to actually giving the judgement of Minnie Foster to Hale and Peters by giving us a little more insight into how they are reacting to the entire episode.
Peters and the country attorney George Henderson. Peters was examining the bird-cage. He has been strangled to death. The actresses do an admirable job in portraying the local townswomen and the actors do an adequate job in probing the case against an unhappy married woman who kills her husband but why. I wonder what happened to it. Hale reflects on the sudden absence, the sense of loss, and the quietness that the death of the bird must have caused.
He was found with a crushed skull on the night when he was sleeping with his wife. The fact that the canary is found dead may also be symbolically important as it may be a case that Glaspell is suggesting that Minnie too has had her spirit killed or broken throughout her marriage to Wright. The women stood close together by the door. Hale unearths a fancy red box. Glaspell has claimed, after the story received warm appreciation, that it was based on a real court case when she was working as a reporter for the Des Moines Daily.
I knocked at the door. And then again the eyes of the two women met--this time clung together in a look of dawning comprehension, of growing horror. There was the sound of a knob turning in the inner door. He wasn't with them now, for the very good reason that those potatoes never got to town yesterday and he was taking them this morning, so he hadn't been home when the sheriff stopped to say he wanted Mr. She stood there helpless, foolish.
This short story illustrates just that as the two main characters Mrs. A farmer is found murdered at a remote farmhouse, and his wife is jailed as the prime suspect. The author never takes the reader to these locations. Hale joins the group of people in the buggy outside. Just to pass the time of day with him--. The reader understands through this literary point of view more about the character and her feelings. Peters acknowledges that she wished to hurt this boy in that instant.
Martha Hale hates to leave her work undone and her kitchen in disarray, but she has been called upon to accompany a group of her neighbors who wait outside. Cast: Diane de Lorian, Dorothy Lancaster, Sheila Hinchliffe, Mark Margolis, Richard Schlossbach, Peter McRobbie, Hank Giles. She reflects that this could make things worse for Minnie. Soon Harry got back, and then Dr. Peters to defend Minnie more directly. The sheriff followed the county attorney into the other room. After she had the robes tucked around her she took another look at the woman who sat beside her on the back seat.