While watching the movie "Trust," I couldn't help but think of ways in which people in the movie "trusted" one another. I have noticed different levels of trust that have been shown between different characters in the movie. The main instance that took me by suprise was how easily Maria trusted Matthew when they first met. Maria had just ran out of a scarring instance where she trusted a man, and that trust failed. When Maria went to the store to buy beer, the man at the counter said she could only have it if she went out the back door. Maria hesitated, but reluctantly went around to the back, where there actually was no back exit; the man just wanted to take advantage of her. Maria trusted the man, but his trust failed her. What left me puzzled, was why, so close after her trust with a man had just failed, Maria was willing to trust Matthew so easily? When he approached her in the barn, she seemed so easily swayed and didn't seem to have her guard up in terms of not trusting anyone.
Maria acts as if trusting people comes easily to her. She trusted her ex-boyfriend before she was pregnant; she trusted him that he would help take care of the baby. However, he broke that trust also by saying he wanted nothing to do with it. What is it that leads Maria to be trusting of people so easily? Especially with Matthew, why was she so readily open and able to trust him?