Why was T. Hall singled out for scrutiny?, discussion help

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regarding the Trial of T. Hall.  From the paper, begin your reading on page 14 with the first full paragraph and end the reading after the completion of the first paragraph on page 17.  Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

  • Why was T. Hall singled out for scrutiny?
  • How did T. Hall’s neighbors respond to the gossip that this person’s sex was unclear?
  • What authority did women claim in assessing the situation?
  • What authority did men claim?
  • What does the struggle to mark T. Hall’s gender identity suggest about the structure of community life and the roles of men and women in colonial America?
answer every question with a total of 200 works minimum please!

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Please find the attached word document.

Running head: THE TRIAL OF T HALL

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The Trial of T. Hall
Student’s name
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THE TRIAL OF T HALL

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Why T. Hall was subjected to scrutiny

Since T Hall was hermaphrodite, there was great confusion in the community to which
part of gender T Hall could fit. When T Hall started dressing in male and female clothes on
different situations, people became more confused on the sex of T Hall. It was alleged that T
Hall dressed like a female to solicit sex from men. This behavior angered the community as it
was viewed as a disruptive behavior. As a result, T Hall was taken to court explain his or her
actions. The objective of taking T Hall to court was to determine the position his or her gender
played in the community.
Moreover, the colonists were also interested in knowing the gender of T Hall in order for
T Hall to be classified in a “proper class.” According to the colonists, revealing the gender of T
Hall was important since T Hall would be made liable for the misconduct done to the
community. The court made several examinations on T Hall to determine his or her gender but
did not get the answer regarding T’s gender. Consequently, women were used to examine T Hall
physically...


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