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  1. May 2021
    1. HERIFF: They wonder if she was going to quilt it or just knot it!COUNTY ATTORNEY: Frank's fire didn't do much upthere, did it? Well, let's go out to the barn and get that cleared up. MRS HALE: I don't know as there's anything so strange, our takin' up ourtime with little things while we're waiting for them to get the evidence. I don't see as it's anything to laughabout.MRS PETERS: Of course they've got awful important things on theirminds.

      complete dismissal

    2. MRS HALE: No, I don't mean anything. But I don't think a place'd be any cheerfuller forJohn Wright's being in it.COUNTY ATTORNEY: I'd like to talk more of that a little later. I want to get the lay ofthings upstairs now.


    3. I guess before we're through she may have something moreserious than preserves to worry about.HALE: Well, women are used to worrying over trifles

      for their dismissal

    4. Maybe they would—maybe they wouldn't

      what does this mean

    5. When I was a girl—my kitten—there was a boy took ahatchet, and before my eyes—and before I could get there—If they hadn't held me back I would have——hurt him

      JESUS CHRIST. so she really relates to her.

    6. We think the—cat got it

      yes, they dont deserve your evidence

    7. Somebody—wrung—its—neck

      he strangled the bird so she strangled him.

    8. She—come to think of it, she was kind of like a bird herself—real sweet andpretty, but kind of timid and—fluttery. How—she—did—change


    9. But he was a hard man, Mrs Peters

      probs not the best situation for her to be isolated, mabe the bird was her company until it died and then she started to lose herself without it.

    10. Maybe because it's down in a hollowand you don't see the road


    11. But I tell you what I do wish, MrsPeters. I wish I had come over sometimes when she was here. I

      they have a gut feeling

    12. Why, look at this door. It's broke. One hinge ispulled apart

      someone running from somehting or someone trying to get through or someone just really ngry.

    13. Why, I don't know whether she did or not—I've not been here for so long.There was a man around last year selling canaries cheap, but I don't know as she tookone; maybe she did. She used to sing real pretty herself

      birdcage with no bird equals most likely a dead bird, could be related to motive.

    14. MRS HALE: Mrs Peters, look at this one. Here, this is the oneshe was working on, and look at the sewing! All the rest of it has been so nice and even.And look at this! It's all over the place! Why, it looks as if she didn't know what she wasabout

      not in the best head space

    15. They wonder if she was going to quilt it or just knot it

      just why. your supposed to look at this shit

    16. Mr Henderson is awfulsarcastic in a speech and he'll make fun of her sayin' she didn't wake up.

      they know even if she didnt do it the men are not gonna put her in a good situation

    17. She said she wanted an apron. Funny thing to want, for there isn't muchto get you dirty in jail, goodness knows

      she wants to be tidy and clean

    18. She used to wearpretty clothes and be lively, when she was Minnie Foster, one of the town girls singing inthe choir

      ummm a drastic change in personality and social behavior i wonder what could be the reason?

    19. No, I don't mean anything. But I don't think a place'd be any cheerfuller forJohn Wright's being in it.

      my girl has instincts

    20. I shouldn't say she had the homemakinginstinct.

      literally why do men

    21. MRS HALE: I've not seen much of her of late years. I've not been inthis house—it's more than a year.

      some more signs of some toxic/ abusive relationship.

    22. MRS HALE: There's a great dea

      used to this shit

    23. Not much of a housekeeper, would yousay, ladies?

      your gonna belittle the women for worrying about their preservatives then beraid them because the house work wasnt perfectly done.

    24. I guess before we're through she may have something moreserious than preserves to worry about.HALE: Well, women are used to worrying over trifles

      its all in the minor details idiots.

    25. Well, can you beat the women! Held for murder and worryin' about herpreserves

      hnestly just dumb

    26. Here's a nice mess

      she did at the very least see her husbands dead body, i dont think she was worried about the kitchen mess.

    27. OUNTY ATTORNEY: I guess we'll go upstairs first—and then out tothe barn and around there, You're convinced that there was nothingimportant here—nothing that would point to any motive.SHERIFF: Nothing here but kitchen things

      They are dismissing the kitchen stuff probrably because they think its frivalous and wont matter, but if the prime suspect is the wife, and at this time women were supposed to be in the kitchen, why would you not look closely at the kitchen?

    1. could that be kind meaning that she sleeps soundly now that hes dead?

    2. suicide or murder, or murder to look like suicide

    3. she wasnt happy about his death.

    4. seems like she gone a bit off the rocker (pun intended)

    5. that's not a sign of a healthy relationship, and outsiders had some idea of what was goin on.

    6. really good idea, wont possibly destroy any evidence

    7. only their last name, which since birth are married, are there husbands last name. So even in a story focusing on them they are defined by their husbands.

    1. Maybe because it’s down in a hollow and you don’t see the road.

      far from the road, not easy to be seen, isolated.

      • could pertain to the murder or easy for abuse to go unnoticed
    2. Seems funny to think of a bird here. But she must have had one, or why wouldshe have a cage? I wonder what happened to it.MRS. HALE:I s’pose maybe the cat got it.MRS. PETERS:No, she didn’t have a cat. She’s got that feeling some people have about cats — being afraid ofthem. My cat got in her room and she was real upset and asked me to take it out

      if she did have a bird another death

    3. ‘He died of arope round his neck’

      hung, suicide or murder

    4. COUNTY ATTORNEY:By the way, has anything been moved? Are things just as you left them yesterday?SHERIFF:(looking about) It’s just the same. When it dropped below zero last night I thought I’d better send Frankout this morning to make a fire for us — no use getting pneumonia with a big case on, but I told him not totouch anything except the stove — and you know Frank


      1. Women are more observant than men.
      2. You can tell a criminal from an innocent person by how he/she looks.
      3. Evidence of a crime should never be destroyed.
      4. Women are more concerned about motivation for a crime than men are.
      5. No crime is ever justified.