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...

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)?

Expert Answers
Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

booboosmoosh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

taisei | Student

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

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