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According to Alma and Philip, what was the main objective of this and all trials...

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taisei | eNoter

Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM via web

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According to Alma and Philip, what was the main objective of this and all trials described in the book?

Questions 7, 8: Alma’s and Philip’s trial
!!! The term “trial” in questions #7 and #8 refers to “a formal examination of evidence by a
judge, typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings” --
not to be confused with trial as “a person, thing, or situation that tests a person's endurance or
forbearance.” !!!
7. Alma’s and Philip’s trial I
How did Alma and Philip end up in a trial themselves? Describe the circumstances as concisely
as you possibly can, using your own words 
8. Alma’s and Philip’s trial II
(1) Describe the outcome / settlement of the case.
(2) According to Alma and Philip, what was the main objective of this trial (and all other trials
described in the book)?

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booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 23, 2012 at 4:46 AM (Answer #2)

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Generally discussion boards are put in place for editors to carry on discussions of a question, concept, etc., but this forum is not set up to answer a list of questions. These should be posted for Q&A, one question at a time.

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K.P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted April 26, 2012 at 7:29 AM (Answer #3)

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This seems to be confusing you because of the double usage of "trial." Maybe I can help sort it out for you. A person or persons go through a "trial" when they face difficult problems to solve or difficult experiences to endure, e.g., a boy discovers his mother was in an accident and is in surgery in a hospital. This is a trial for the boy. The question is how will endure through his suffering. On the other hand, when a person breaks a law, they appear before a judge (and sometimes a jury) and the question of who or what was right or wrong is debated with evidence being presented on both sides of the argument. The outcome of the trial by a judge (and perhaps peers) answers the question.

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taisei | eNoter

Posted April 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM (Answer #4)

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Thank you Ms.Kplhardison. I clearly undestood the usage of trial. 

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