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  1. Yes, money certainly changes the attitude of people. It easily corrupts our minds and make us do worst things. In the play The Hour of Truth, Baldwin's family whom he calls "Humble, Loyal and Selfless" suddenly become "Shames, Liars, Hypocrites and Thieves” when they come to know about $1000 bribe.Read more

    Yes, money certainly changes the attitude of people. It easily corrupts our minds and make us do worst things. In the play The Hour of Truth, Baldwin’s family whom he calls “Humble, Loyal and Selfless” suddenly become “Shames, Liars, Hypocrites and Thieves” when they come to know about $1000 bribe. Their mind is corrupted and they want to get the money by any means. They start persuading Baldwin to accept the bribe. They give various reasons for that. However Baldwin remains stick to his principles but he comes to know the reality of his loyal family. Hence money can easily corrupt our minds.

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  1. Gresham is the boss of Mr Robert Baldwin in the play. Unlike Mr Baldwin, Gresham is a fraud. He is accused of theft and is about to face trial. He offers bribe to Baldwin to help him escape the trail by saying, "I don't remember". However the later rejects. In the end, Gresham confesses his crime anRead more

    Gresham is the boss of Mr Robert Baldwin in the play. Unlike Mr Baldwin, Gresham is a fraud. He is accused of theft and is about to face trial. He offers bribe to Baldwin to help him escape the trail by saying, “I don’t remember”. However the later rejects. In the end, Gresham confesses his crime and is arrested.

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  1. Mr Gresham wants to meet Robert Baldwin in order to offer him bribe ($1000) for saying, "I don't remember". This way, he wants to save himself from punishment. Plus Two English The Hour of Truth Summary

    Mr Gresham wants to meet Robert Baldwin in order to offer him bribe ($1000) for saying, “I don’t remember”. This way, he wants to save himself from punishment.

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  1. When Mr. Baldwin rejects his offer (bribe), Gresham says that its a payment which was due to him. Plus Two English The Hour of Truth Summary

    When Mr. Baldwin rejects his offer (bribe), Gresham says that its a payment which was due to him.

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  1. Both Baldwin and Gresham are good friends for 35 years. Baldwin had named his son after Gresham's name, John. While Baldwin led a simple and honest life, Gresham had craze for money and led a luxurious life. When Gresham is caught in the case of theft, Baldwin prefers truth over friendship. GreshamRead more

    Both Baldwin and Gresham are good friends for 35 years. Baldwin had named his son after Gresham’s name, John. While Baldwin led a simple and honest life, Gresham had craze for money and led a luxurious life.

    When Gresham is caught in the case of theft, Baldwin prefers truth over friendship. Gresham offers a bribe of $1000 for telling a lie but Baldwin rejects. In terms of friendship, Gresham appears to exhibit true friendship as he would have thought that Baldwin would help him escape the trial. Even in the end, Gresham confessed his guilt after seeing the honesty of Baldwin.

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  1. Baldwin did not accept bribe in spite of being persuaded by his family members as he was honest and a man of principals. Hence he is not disloyal to Gresham. He remained a good friend to Gresham for decades but when Gresham's fraud get caught, Baldwin preferred principals and honesty over bribe andRead more

    Baldwin did not accept bribe in spite of being persuaded by his family members as he was honest and a man of principals. Hence he is not disloyal to Gresham. He remained a good friend to Gresham for decades but when Gresham’s fraud get caught, Baldwin preferred principals and honesty over bribe and friendship.

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  1. The title of the play The Hour of truth is apt and relevant to the story. This 1-act play finishes in one hour. The main character, Mr Baldwin is persuaded by his family members to accept the bribe offered by Mr Gresham. However throughout the story, Mr. Baldwin remains stick to his decision, not toRead more

    The title of the play The Hour of truth is apt and relevant to the story. This 1-act play finishes in one hour. The main character, Mr Baldwin is persuaded by his family members to accept the bribe offered by Mr Gresham.

    However throughout the story, Mr. Baldwin remains stick to his decision, not to take bribe as he is honest and a man of principals. During this hour, Baldwin also comes to know how his family, whom he considered “Humble, Loyal and Selfless”  is corrupted because of money. He calls them “Shams, Liars, Hypocrites and Thieves”.

    In the end, Mr Gresham confesses his crime and Baldwin is offered a better job because of his honesty. Hence he is rewarded. He could have accepted the bribe but he strongly opposes the persuasion of his family members.

    Thus the title is well justified.

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  1. The climax of the play The Hour of Truth is in the end which is surprising because Gresham confesses his crime while Baldwin gets a better job at Third National Bank. We had thought that Baldwin would have accepted the bribe and Gresham would have been free from the trial but the opposite happens. HRead more

    The climax of the play The Hour of Truth is in the end which is surprising because Gresham confesses his crime while Baldwin gets a better job at Third National Bank.

    We had thought that Baldwin would have accepted the bribe and Gresham would have been free from the trial but the opposite happens. Hence its the climax of the play.

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