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In Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, what are three examples of Mrs. Charles Bliss's attitude towards preachers and judges?

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In Poem 88 of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, we hear the voice of Mrs. Charles Bliss, a woman who wants to divorce her husband but who is advised against it by her preacher and a judge. 

There are several moments in the poem which reveal her negative attitude about preachers and judges. First, at the opening of the poem she relates that her reverend (preacher) advised her against divorce and the judge advised her husband the same. Both gave this advice for the "sake of the children." As the poem continues, Mrs. Bliss explains that the children sided with different parents which...

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