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The Desperate Hours Short Essay - Answer Key

Joseph Hayes
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What type of classic theme is exhibited by the interpersonal dynamics in this play?

The interpersonal dynamics exhibited by those under pressure is borne along by the classic theme of good versus evil.

2. How does the atmosphere at the Indianapolis sheriff's department appear at the beginning of the play and what changes that?

Everything seems quiet until another deputy named Winston reads a wire report about a jailbreak in nearby Terre Haute.

3. What makes Jesse Bard scared about the report Winston is reading the first morning at the sheriff's department?

The name of one of the escapees, Glenn Griffin, strikes fear in Bard, on whom Griffin has sworn revenge.

4. What is happening at the home of Dan and Eleanor Hilliard with their oldest child at the opening of the play?

Cindy is preparing for her work day at a downtown law firm.

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