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September 15, 2005

Machinal (Finish)

Treadwell, Machinal (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Judge: "You confess you killed your husband?.. Why?

Young Woman: "To be free."

This line of the play is so compeling. All this poor woman ever wanted was to be free, even at the end of the play her only wish was freedom.

Posted by SeanRunt at September 15, 2005 6:02 PM


I feel that after all these years helping her mother out and then being married and having a kid, that she was just overwhelmed. She wanted to be free. But what i dont really understand is why didnt she just go away for a weekend to get away from her family or something. I dont really think she needed to kill her husband.

Posted by: Denamarie at September 15, 2005 7:39 PM

Isn't is depressing what some people have to do for their basic rights?

Posted by: Katie Aikins at September 15, 2005 9:12 PM

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