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WHAT IS MAMA'S STRATEGY?

MAMA: There is someone who wants to marry Trina.
JENNY: Who'd want to marry Trina?
MAMA: Mr. Thorkelson
SIGRID: Peter Thorkelson? Little Peter? (She gestures a midget.)
(5)MAMA: So he is hardly bigger than your Arne. Does every husband have to be a big man?
JENNY: Trina's making it up. That happens with old maids when they get to Trina's age.
MAMA: (firmly): NO, Jenny -its true. Mr. Thorkelson wants to marry Trina.
(10)JENNY: (changing her tactics slightly): Mr. Thorkelson. She'd be the laughing stock.
MAMA: Jenny, Trina is here. She will come in a minute. This is serious for her. You will not laugh at her.
JENNY: I shall do what I please.
(15)MAMA: No, Jenny, you will not.
JENNY: Andy why won't I?
MAMA: Because I will not let you.
JENNY: And how will you stop me?
MAMA: If you laugh at Trina, I (20) will tell her of the time before your wedding when your husband try to run away.
SIGRID: (rising, intrigues): What is that?
JENNY: who told you that?
MAMA: I know.
SIGRID: (intrigued): Erik...tried to run away?
(25)JENNY: It's not true.
MAMA: Then you do not mind if I tell Trina.
JENNY: Uncle Chris told you.
SIGRID: (TENACIOUSLY): Tried to run away?
MAMA: It does not matter, Sigrid. Jenny will not laugh at (30) Trina now. Nor will you! For if you laugh at her. I will tell her of your wedding night with Ole, when you cry all the time, and he send you back to Mother.
PAPA: (with sudden enjoyment): This I do not know!
MAMA: (REPROVINGLY): Is no need you should know. I do not tell these stories for spite- only so they do not laugh at Trina. Call her Lars. You like more coffee, Jenny? Sigrid?
(35)

According to the excerpt, Mama understand that Jenny and Sigrid
1 are concerned about Trina's welfare
2 don't want Trina to become an old maid
3 want to feel superior to Trina
4 want Trina to be happily married
5 aren't interested in Trina's news

I believe the answer is (1)?!

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  1. I think they are worried about something else besides Trina's welfare. I disagree with #1.

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  2. thanks Reed, its 4 I didn't review that very well.:)

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  3. No. I still think you're wrong.

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  4. oh this is tough Reed, it really don't say much about her turning into a maid! from the script its like they are making fun of her! but that's not a choice! huummm...ok let me read it again

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  5. Sigrid makes fun of Trina's fiance because of his

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  6. Height

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  7. respons 6

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