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The Three Symbols in Trifles by Susan Glaspell - The setting of a story is the physical and social context in which the action of a story occurs.(Meyer 1635) The setting can also set the mood of the story, which will help readers to get a better idea pf what is happening. The major elements of the setting are the time, place, and social environment that frame the characters. (Meyer 1635) "Trifles by Susan Glaspell portrays a gloomy, dark, and lonely setting. Glaspell uses symbolic objects to help the audience get a better understanding for the characters....   [tags: Trifles, Susan Glaspell] 305 words
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Jury Duty - Jury Duty If you are the defendant, make no mistake that your so called jury of peers has made their decision within seconds of laying eyes on you, maybe not your final verdict, but the verdict they want to give you. Forget any technical information you might have heard. It is all simple human nature, as a species we are notorious for jumping to conclusions. Our skin color, clothing we wear, tattoos, piercings and hair styles all contribute. Look back to the fifties when a black man could not get a fair trial for his life....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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Apparent Feminisms In The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Apparent Feminisms In The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell Male domination in 1916, when Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles was written, was the way of life. Men controlled most women and women were not very outspoken during that time period. Mr. Wright in her play was no different from the rest, but she made him a symbol of all the men in the community. The play opens at the scene of the crime. The first three characters who enter the room are the three men involved in the investigation of the murder at hand....   [tags: Papers] 387 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Trifles was written in the early 1900's by Susan Glaspell. This occurred far before the women's movement. Women were generally looked upon as possessions to their husbands. Their children, all wages, and belongings were property of their husbands. In Glaspell's story it is easily depicted as to what role the men and women portrayed in society at this time. Glaspell proves her point by a conversation between two women in this story. The women, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, are at the scene of the murder of John Wright....   [tags: essays research papers] 458 words
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The Play Trifles by Susan Glaspell - The short one-act play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, was years ahead of its time. Its time was 1916 but the subject matter is timeless. The aspect of this play that most caught my interest was the contrast between the men and women characters. This is a play written in the early 1900s but transcends time periods and cultures. This play has many strengths and few weaknesses, but helps to provide a very accurate portrait of early American women and the issues they dealt with in everyday comings and goings....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Jocelyn Susan Bell Burnell - Jocelyn Susan Bell Burnell An important woman in the contribution of science is Jocelyn Bell Burnell. She is a British astronomer that discovered pulsars, which is a tiny, very dense, rapidly rotating neutron star that appear to emit radiation in pulses. Jocelyn was born in 1943 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was raised near the Armagh Observatory, which obviously impacted her life She graduated from Glasgow University in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Physics, and in 1968 she received a Ph.D....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Theme Analysis of the play Trifles - A play can be analyzed in multiple ways. One of these ways is through the play’s theme. The theme of a work is often a statement about life and the human condition. In the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, the theme noticing the little things can make a difference can be explained through plot, character, and setting. The theme can be developed through the plot. In Trifles, Mr. Wright was found murdered in his bed, so the police arrested his wife. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, neighbors of the Wrights, went to Mrs....   [tags: Susan Glaspell] 485 words
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Blurred Boundaries in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Blurred Boundaries in Trifles       In her landmark feminist play, "Trifles," Susan Glaspell offers a peek at the complicated political and social systems that both silenced and divided women during their struggle for equality with men. In this simple but highly symbolic tale, a farmer's wife, Minnie Wright, is accused of strangling her husband to death. The county attorney, the sheriff, a local farmer, the sheriff's wife and the farmer's wife visit Minnie's farm house. As the men "look for clues," the women survey Minnie's domestic environment....   [tags: Trifles Essays]
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The Runaway Jury - The Runaway Jury John Grisham is known for writing fiction books on legal issues. John Grisham is also one of my favorite authors. My favorite book of his is The Runaway Jury. I have read The Runaway Jury many times. When I read The Runaway Jury again for this assignment I focused on the legal issues, and I now have a new perspective on the issues portrayed in this book. The issues I focused on was selecting an impartial jury and showing what unethical behavior leads to in law. The Runaway Jury follows the case of Celeste Wood, the widow of Jacob Wood, who has died from lung cancer after years of smoking three packs a day, versus Pynex, one of the Big Four tobacco companies in the United S...   [tags: Literature Review] 513 words
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Susan B. Anthony - Susan B. Anthony Susan Brownell Anthony was a magnificent women who devoted most of her life to gain the right for women to vote. She traveled the United States by stage coach, wagon, and train giving many speeches, up to 75 to 100 a year, for 45 years. She went as far as writing a newspaper, the Revolution, and casting a ballot, despite it being illegal. Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts. She was the second of eight children in her family. In the early 1800's girls were not allowed an education....   [tags: Biography] 518 words
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The Selection and Role of a Jury in a Criminal Trial - The Selection and Role of a Jury in a Criminal Trial This assignment focuses on how a jury is selected and its role in a criminal trial. The advantages and disadvantages of using a jury to decide the outcome of a criminal case will also be considered. A Jury is chosen at random, by a computer using names on the electoral roll. The jury is made up of 12 people from all walks of life who have no legal qualifications, jurors play a vital part in the legal system....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspel - When a person goes through a traumatizing event in their life, they either to choose to accept and move on from the experience or cope with the experience in a negative way. In “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspel, Mrs. Wright deals with the death of her pet bird by what we can gather in the text, by killing her Mr. Wright. In “Trifles” even though the males are dominant in this society, they are the fools to the female characters in the story, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. The fools that are consistent in the story are the males: sheriff, county attorney, and Hale....   [tags: story and character analysis] 530 words
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Susan Bordo - Susan Bordo Susan Bordo is the author of "Hunger as an Ideology" which talked about advertisements and how they present men and women differently towards food. Whether it is eating it, cooking it, and body shape and size. Bordo's ideology was that advertisers take advantage of women's insecurities by showing women eating alone and eating less while men are eating in great amounts, hearty foods. The real question here is, does Bordo's Ideology hold up against any advertisement. Behind a mirage of various ads promising "Lose weight" and "control," advertisers have hidden meanings to lure the female customer....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Comparing the Use of Symbols in Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums and Glaspell's Trifles - John Steinbeck wrote “The Chrysanthemums” where the protagonist, Elisa maintains her flower garden with a flower called Chrysanthemums. In a daily routine, Elisa’s husband Henry is a typical farmer who was busy with his orchard and steers, while Elisa, a housewife tends to her garden as the chrysanthemums were shown as Elisa’s children. Written by Susan Glaspell, “Trifle” was a play about Mrs. Wright who was put through an investigation where she was the main suspect in the case of her husband‘s death....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Analytical Essay] 542 words
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Emotional Break-down in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Emotional Break-down in Trifles Trifles is an interesting story about the emotional break-down of a country woman. It is obvious by certain descriptions within the text that she did have an emotional trauma. However, it is never made clear if she killed her husband or did he commit suicide. The emotional trauma can be scene in the beginning of the story by her attitude towards Mr. Hale. Ms. Wright is in a state of shock her constant rocking; pleating of her skirt; her "queer" look and her dead pan response to how Mr....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 565 words
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The Right to Jury Duty - The Right to Jury Duty Before 1972, those who owned their own home and were over a rateable value were eligible for jury service. The Morris Committee in 1965, estimated 78% of names on the electoral register didn't qualify for jury service, 95% of women were also ineligible, either because they lived in rented accommodation or were wives. The committee recommended the right to do jury service should correspond with the right to vote. That reform was brought in by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 and can also be found in the Juries Act 1974....   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Trifles by Susan Glaspell In the short play "Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell, various questions and issues originate concerning with the bond between women, the difference between male and female, and what life was like in the early nineteen century for women. In addition, the importance and development of symbols are crucial. Throughout the play, Glaspell uses symbols to further and support Minnie’s isolation and lack of happiness in her life. Although the answers may be evident there is room for guesswork and doubt....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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The Life of Susan B. Anthony - ... Susan B. Anthony spent years promoting the society’s cause up until the Civil War, after she began to focus more in women’s rights after the Civil War (Bio.com). Meeting Elizabeth Stanton made Susan interested in womens rights, states the National Parks Service. She was inspired to fight for women’s rights (Bio.com). She wanted to challenge suffrage and focused her efforts on federal woman’s suffrage amendments says the National Parks Service. Susan worked in support of equal education opportunities and property rights for women Sochen states....   [tags: American social reformer, women's rights activist]
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Susan Glaspell's Battle Against Sexism with Feminist Drama - Susan Glaspell's Battle Against Sexism with Feminist Drama Susan Glaspell wrote in a time when women were supposed to be submissive to the men of the society, especially their husbands. She bucked the system and fought traditional gender roles with her plays, short stories and essays. Susan Glaspell was born in 1882 in Davenport, Iowa. She led a rather uneventful childhood. She attended Drake University in Des Moines where she received her Ph.D. in Philosophy. Before becoming an author, she was a reporter for the Des Moines Daily News....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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A Difficult Trial: Jury undecided - We the jury find the defendant, Not Guilty. Today is the last day of the trial. We have heard all of the witnesses and now we know that we must deliberate. I know that some of the “witnesses” are liars. Some make valid points and I know without a doubt in my mind that Captain Preston is an innocent man and that his men were provoked. As I listened to the witnesses, here is what I came to believe: The witnesses for the prosecution have very different stories as do some of the witnesses for the defense....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Sweetness of Revenge - Sweetness of Revenge Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, seems to describe the ultimate women’s suffrage story. No longer will men have an upper hand against women after reading this story. Cleverness will be the key to retaining power from the men in this story. The one thing that woman are criticized for, the idea that women tend to look at the ‘little picture’ instead of the ‘whole picture’, will be there path to victory. Two stories of revenge are told in this story, the revenge of suppression and revenge of being portrayed as ‘unsophisticated, unintelligent’ women....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 594 words
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Womens's Struggle for Equal Rights - ... But who is here to objectify that, men are. For a long time now, women work equally as men do. Women now share the same jobs, play double role as a mother and father, the same responsibilities yet again women do not get enough credit as men do. Paycheck wages are less compared to than those to men, less job opportunities, less benefits. “Men” should remember that women are people too that are being deprived from their human rights. Discrimination against women rights are being based not only on their sexuality but also by their color, race, and age....   [tags: wages, discrimination, opportunities] 602 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Trifles by Susan Glaspell Susan Glaspells's Trifles is a little gem of a play. In one short act, the playwright presents the audience with a complex human drama leaving us with a haunting question. Did an abused Nebraska farm wife murder her husband. Through the clever use of clues and the incriminating dialogue of the two main characters, this murder mystery unfolds into a psychological masterpiece of enormous proportions. Written in 1916, the play deals with the theme of the roles of women in society....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Travis Hirschi´s Elements in the Case Of Susan Fryberg - By applying the four elements of Hirschi’s Bonding Theory to the Susan Fryberg case, it is clear that her history shows that she never had the opportunity to build the important bonds with society. Fryberg never attained a proper attachment to her parents. Her father left the home when she was very young, and her mother focused most of her attention on her male suitors or prostitution activities. Her mother developed a drinking problem when Fryberg was about nine years old. Fryberg left her home when she was sixteen years old and yet her mother does not report her missing and does not try to search for her....   [tags: Foster Child, Prostitution, Attachment]
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Elements of Fiction in A Jury of Her Peers - Critically analyzing stories based on the elements of fiction can give readers a more in-depth perspective on the authors true meaning to what is written. In Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers", irony, theme, and plot and structure are applied well throughout. When analyzing this story, it can not be judged on how appealing or entertaining it is, but whether or not it fully achieves its central purpose and how significant that purpose is. In this story every element mentioned has worked together to bring this tale to life. The theme of the story concentrates on women's suffrage....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 606 words
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Trifles, a Play by Susan Glaspell - The play Trifles was written by Susan Glaspell in 1916. It reflects the author’s assimilation with culturally tied views of gender and sex roles. As the title of the play, “Trifles”, evokes the concerns of women who are often regarded as trifles—insignificant subjects—that bear little or no significance to the true work of society which is, evidently, fulfilled by men. Glaspell (Susan Glaspell 1902) questions, and thus calls the viewer or reader to also wonder, the comparative value of men’s and women’s work and perspectives by introducing a taut-filled drama that stretches out the development of two different accounts, one female and one male....   [tags: Thw Work of Women]
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Prejudice Against Women Depicted in Glaspell's, A Jury of Her Peers - A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell is a story that reveals how women were subjected to prejudice in the early part of the 1900s. The story revolves around Minnie Wright, who was at the center of a murder investigation, and two other women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, who decide their own verdict and fate of Mrs. Wright. Even though the women were at the height of sexual discrimination, Susan Glaspell shows how a woman’s bond and intuition far surpass that of any man. The struggle the women faced throughout the story shows how hard it was for women to live in a male dominate world....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 630 words
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Peers' versus Parents' Influence - I believe that parents play a vital role in influencing children during the development process as they create a lasting impact on the child’s overall development as well as on the socialization development. As children grow, they encompass a number of factors influencing their attitudes along with the behavior of that child. These attitudes and characteristics are learned initially from their parents. I also believe that when we are in middle school is when we want to be different to fit in with our peers....   [tags: development process] 630 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Trifles by Susan Glaspell Susan Glaspell's Trifles explores male-female relationships through the murder investigation of the character of Mr. Wright. The play takes place in Wright's country farmhouse as the men of the play, the county attorney, the sheriff, and Mr. Hale, search for evidence as to the identity and, most importantly, the motive of the murderer. However, the men never find the clues that would lead them to solving this murder case. Instead, it is their female counterparts who discover the evidence needed, and who are able to do so because of their gender....   [tags: Papers] 632 words
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Stereotypes in Trifles I like this play quite a lot. It's got murder, mystery and deceit. It's interesting that the play bases a lot on stereotypes. The men are the sheriff, deputy and the attorney sent out to discover the details of the murder of a man found hanged in his bed. They look carefully in the bedroom and outside in the barn for clues and the women are sent in, I think initially, to gather some things for Mrs. Wright. The women are mocked at by the men. Worrying about things like jelly freezing and sewing....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 640 words
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Suffering of Women in A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell - Gender inequality in the 1900’s caused many women to suffer. Men were considered to be more intelligent than women therefore; society was dominated by their decisions. Minnie Wright was married to an exceptionally dominating, cold, oppressive husband. Eventually, he provoked her to murder him by killing her only friend, a little canary that sang to her. If she were to stand trial for his murder, the all-male jury would most likely not take into account the suffering she endured under the domination of her husband....   [tags: inequality, domination, murder]
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Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas - Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan Douglas In "Where the girls are: Growing Up Female With the Mass Media," Susan Douglas analyses the effects of mass media on women of the nineteen fifties, and more importantly on the teenage girls of the baby boom era. Douglas explains why women have been torn in conflicting directions and are still struggling today to identify themselves and their roles. Douglas recounts and dissects the ambiguous messages imprinted on the feminine psyche via the media....   [tags: Where the Girls Are by Susan Douglas] 647 words
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Peer Pressure in Susan Glaspell’s A Jury of Her Peers - Peer Pressure is defined as the influence exerted upon one by others of the same age, social group, etc. Allegiance is the obligation of a person to his or her state or government, fidelity to a person or principle; devotion. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” Martha Hales character attempts to persuade Mrs. Peters characters initial thinking. She does this through peer pressure. “A Jury of Her Peers,” is about a criminal act. Mrs. Wright is being held in the county jail for murder. John Wright, her husband, was found dead with a rope around his neck....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 650 words
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Response to Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Response to Trifles by Susan Glaspell The play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is type of murder mystery that takes place in the early 1900’s. The play begins when the sheriff Mr. Peters and county attorney Mr. Henderson come to attempt to piece together what had happen on the day that Mr. Wright was murder. While investigating the seen of the murder, they are accompanied by the Mr. Hale, Mrs. Hale and Mr. Peters. Mr. Hale had told that Mrs. Wright was acting strange when he found her in the kitchen....   [tags: Plays Susan Glaspell Murder Mystery Essays] 651 words
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A Member of the Jury in To Kill a Mockingbird - The courthouse was crowded, all seats were taken and many were standing in the back. It was silent, no one spoke, not even a baby cried out. There was the Judge sitting in the front of the room, the defendant, the solicitor, and the jury. I was a member of the jury that day. Everyone knew the truth, the defendant was innocent, and the evidence that was established was supportive and clear. The jury’s decision however, was not based on evidence, but on race. A jury is supposed to put their beliefs aside and make a decision based on the information given during the trial....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee] 657 words
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Nine Ten by Warren Leight - The major conflict in the play, Nine Ten by Warren Leight is jury duty. The first thing people think when they hear the words “jury duty” is sitting in a courthouse all day and night disagreeing whether a person is guilty or innocent. For most, the immediate thought when getting that letter out of the mailbox is that they do not have time. Their lives are full enough with running the kids to school and to after school activities. Their next thought may be, ‘but I’m going out of town soon’, just because a select few are going to jury duty does not mean that time will stand still and wait for their duty to be done....   [tags: jury duty, play review]
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Analysis of Lust, by Susan Minot - "They turn casually to look at you, distracted, and get a mild distracted surprise, you're gone. Their blank look tells you that the girl they were fucking is not there anymore. You seem to have disappeared.(pg.263)" In Minot's story Lust you are play by play given the sequential events of a fifteen year old girls sex life. As portrayed by her thoughts after sex in this passage the girl is overly casual about the act of sex and years ahead of her time in her awareness of her actions. Minot's unique way of revealing to the reader the wild excursions done by this young promiscuous adolescent proves that she devalues the sacred act of sex....   [tags: Lust Essays] 661 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - The definition of “trifles” is something that does not have much value or importance. In the play “Trifles”, Susan Glaspell illustrates the differences between men and women by the details that they notice and the things that each person considers to be important or necessary. In the play, Mrs. Wright is the main suspect for her husband’s murder. Mr. Henderson, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Hale are the three men in the play that are searching the entire house for physical evidence to prove Mrs. Wright as guilty....   [tags: play analysis, differences between men and women]
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The Characters of A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell - Based on a true story, " Jury of Her Peers "tells of a small town abuse and murder scene. The characters involved show that things are sometimes just as they appear to be, but sometimes we need to make some people not see in order to keep the bonds of sex from the begining of time. The protagonist of this drama is Martha Hale. She is a typical rural housewife that has lived in a little town in Dickson County all of her life. She grew up with the alleged murderer and had been to the house several times, but not find evidence to convict here friend of murder....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 682 words
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Manson Cult's Susan Atkins - Justice is something that we all as human being want to see fulfill, especially when we are the one that need it for us or our love ones. The family members of those who were killed by Susan Atkins and her companion will agree with it. The damage cause to their dears and the endless pain and suffering in effect from their death will support the decision take by the parole board in September 2, 2009 in the denial of a compassionate release due to Atkins’ health. In 1969 the first crime scenario took place with the murder of a man called Gary Hinman....   [tags: manson´s cult essays]
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Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Susan Glaspell's Trifles      In the play Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, the male characters make several assumptions concerning the female characters. These assumptions deal with the way in which the male characters see the female characters, on a purely stereotypical, gender-related level. The stereotypical assumptions made are those of the women being concerned only with trifling things, loyalty to the feminine gender, and of women being subservient to their spouses....   [tags: Trifles Essays Papers]
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The Empowerment of Women in Trifles by Glaspell - ... Hale and Mrs. Peters have never met, but they quickly formed a bond and worked well together. Mrs. Hale has known Mrs. Wright since she was a young girl and she is able to tell Mrs. Peters more information about her. Mrs. Peters has never met Mrs. Wright but she feels that she can relate to her because she has lost a child just like Mrs. Wright who lost her canary, which was the closest thing the Wrights had to a child. Once Mr. Wright took that away from her, Mrs. Wright went into a state of depression and was looking to get some form of revenge....   [tags: investigation, discrimination, murder]
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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell - The central theme in “A Jury of Her Peers” is the place of women in society and especially the isolation this results in. We see this through the character, Minnie Foster and her isolation from love, happiness, companionship and from society as a whole. Not only does the story describe this isolation but it allows the reader to feel the impact of this isolation and recognize the tragedy of the situation. The story is set in a rural community in turn-of-the century Iowa. This time-frame is one where women did not have the freedom they have today, but were instead seen as wives, cooks and housekeepers....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays] 742 words
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Trifle by Susan Glaspell - Women have lived for generations being treated as nothing more than simple-minded creatures who were able to do little more than take care of their husbands and maintain a home, but that idea is dangerous. The years of abusing women by withholding their rights, belittling them, and keeping them in the home was sometimes detrimental to not only the female sex, but to the males sex as well. Susan Glaspell is the author of the short play “Trifle” , in which Mrs. Wright, the housewife of a local farmer, is being investigated for the murder of her husband....   [tags: women's rights, murder, sexist]
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Expression of Common Viewpoints of the Early 1900's in "Trifles", by Susan Glaspell - The play "Trifles", by Susan Glaspell , is an examination of the points of view of the early 1900s against women and equality. The most noticeable theme in this story is men discrediting women's intelligence and their ability to do a man’s job, as detectives, in the story. A less noticeable theme is the sympathy the women in the plot find for each other. Examining the play from this viewpoint we see a diverse set of characters, a plot, and a final act of sacrifice. The three main characters, Mrs....   [tags: women, opression, equality] 754 words
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Susan Elizabeth George - Susan Elizabeth George is a competent British author with a rich background. She wrote many distinguished books and won numerous awards, which all began when she was a teacher at El Toro High School. She writes mystery murders, which gained widespread popularity. From an article from The New York Times, Mel Gussow described George as 'a master of the English mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye for the inner workings of Scotland Yard' (Gussow). George has a productive and fulfilling life accompanied by her many successful novels and awards....   [tags: Biography]
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale - The Loyalty of Mrs. Hale in Trifles The major idea I want to write about has to do with the way Mrs. Hale stands behind Mrs. Wright even though it seems like everyone else especially (the men) would rather lock her up and throw away the key. We see this right away when she gets on the County Attorney for putting down Mrs. Wright’s house keeping. I find this to be wonderfully symbolic in that most women of this time usually allowed the men to say whatever they wanted about their sex, never standing up for themselves or each other You notice this to be so because Mrs....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 787 words
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