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Tone of Mr. Hale's Speech

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Trifles, Susan Glaspell, 1916

Susan Glaspell was originally a newspaper reporter from Des Moines, Iowa. She covered a real-life murder case involving a man being murdered in the middle of the night in his own home. This case inspired both Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers.

The following passage is the opening of Glaspell’s one-act play, Trifles.

Glaspell, Susan. "Trifles." Itech.fgcu.edu. Dr. Jim Wohlpart, July 1996. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

The tone of Mr. Hale's speech (lines 45-63) can best be described as

A

jovial.

B

maudlin.

C

candid.

D

brusque.

E

cantankerous.