In what ways can Mrs Peters be said to be a foil to Mrs Hale?
Similarly one may ask, in what ways is Mrs Peters different from Mrs Hale?
Mrs. Hale is larger and, ordinarily, more comfortable looking, whereas Mrs. Peters is slight and wiry with “a thin nervous face.” These differences are reflected in the characters of the two women.
Similarly, why do Mrs Hale and Mrs Peters suppress evidence in trifles?
Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale don't tell their husbands about the evidence they found because they empathize with Mrs. As they look through the Wright house, they see evidence that Minnie was also not valued by her husband.
Peters becomes more aware of the circumstances of Minnie Wright's life, her sense of identification and empathy with the woman increases markedly. Her compassion moves to the forefront. Mrs. Peters begins the play by saying the men have to do their duty and mentions that she is not at all cold.