Because Mr. Shiftlet and Mrs. Crater are both hiding something during much of the story, readers must mine the details given


Because Mr. Shiftlet and Mrs. Crater are both hiding something during much
of the story, readers must mine the details given about each character for
clues to their true selves. Since Mr. Shiftlet’s words and thoughts can’t be
trusted, what can you learn about him from the descriptions of his physical
appearance? What details reveal the flaws in Mrs. Crater’s character and give
her motives away? Support your analysis with evidence from the text.


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