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The Birdcage - The Birdcage What attracts us to the movie theatre on Friday nights. Is it the commercials we see. Or is it all the gossip we hear from friends and TV talk shows. Well for many, it is the critiques we read and hear almost every day. One who specializes in the professional evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works is a critic. The profession of movie criticism is one of much diversity. Reviews range anywhere from phenomenal to average. Not only are movies created for the entertainment and sheer pleasure of the audience, they create a market of jobs and open doors to the world of financial growth....   [tags: Film Movies Reviews Essays] 1541 words
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A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles) - A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles)        A gay couple, living in a gay apartment, with a gay houseboy, above a gay nightclub, in a gay city . . . and they have to straighten it all out for one evening.  In 1996 La Cage aux Folles (a 1978 French play) was remade by MGM into The Birdcage, a daringly flamboyant comedy that is in-tune with the times and redefines the idea of family values.  It combines the talents of Robin Williams (Armand), Nathan Lane (Albert), and Hank Azaria (Agador) with writer Elaine May and director Mike Nichols.  The film is brought to life by the superb uniqueness of each character and what they bring to the screen and add to the plot.  This...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Symbolic Objects in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar - ... Voltaire satirizes gender roles and points out the impotence of women in the nineteenth century. Cunegonde and the old woman are two important characters. Cunegonde recounts her dismal stories after she was parted away from Candide in chapter 8. Her family was killed in the war with Bulgars. A Bulgar captain took her as mistress after killing a soldier that raped her. Later, Cunegonde was sold to Don Issachar, a Jew. When the Grand inquisitor saw her at Mass, he wanted to buy her from Don Issachar....   [tags: birdcage, fear, madness] 1149 words
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Elevating the Power of a Novel through Symbolic Objects - ... In comparison to Capote’s idea of a bird cage symbolizing a fear of being held captive, Plath uses a fairly different object to also symbolize how someone can feel imprisoned in his or her own body. Throughout The Bell Jar Plath explores the life of Esther Greenwold, a mentally unstable woman, as well as the symbolism behind a bell jar. A bell jar is an inverted bell shaped glass jar, which is generally used to hold vacuum sealed gases or to display an object used in scientific investigations (Collins)....   [tags: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Bell Jar]
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Women´s Role During the Twentieth Century: Susan Glaspell - ... Instead of asking what the women, who obviously know more about sewing, thought of the quilt, the men sarcastically ask whether or not Mrs. Wright planned to “quilt it or knot it.” Unseen by the men, there was a corner sewn by Mrs. Wright that was very different from all the others. The women describe it as, “looks as if she doesn’t know what she was about” (Glaspell). This evidence shows that Mrs. Wright was focused on something other than sewing while completing this corner (Mustazza 5). Although it does not prove that she killed her husband, it is suspicious to the women and leads them to find more clues about the mystery....   [tags: triffles, stereotypical view] 1125 words
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Symbols and the Struggles of Women - A woman strangled her husband to death. Another woman died due to extreme happiness after she was told her husband passed away in an accident. “Trifles” and “The Story of an Hour” are the two short stories associated with these plots. The two texts are perplexing which is why they use symbols. Both stories use objects figuratively to reveal a hidden story that contributes to the theme which is pain and loneliness may provoke a person to act in selfish ways. Symbols can display the characters feelings towards one another and the major conflict of the text....   [tags: Trifles, The Story of an Hour]
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Observations of Women in "Trifles" - Whose side are you on. The men’s. Or the women’s. In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, the women are more observant than the men. The women in the play discover Mrs. Wright’s motives for the murder of her husband. The sexist and rude men are preoccupied by the bigger problem when they should be looking for small details that lead to the bigger problem. The women in the play are observant. For example when the men are looking for evidence in the kitchen the women take notice of a quilt that is not finished, “She was piecing a quilt....   [tags: Play Analysis] 511 words
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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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Women's View in a Men's World - ... I remember the afternoon I put up my cherries last summer” (Glaspell L-43). The men cannot understand why Mrs. Wright is “worrying about her preserves” while she is “held for murder” (Glaspell L-41). Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters know from experience that canning is difficult, time-consuming work, and they too would be upset if that work were to go to waste. The attorney goes to dry his hands after washing the stickiness off them and sees that the towel and “pans under the sink” are dirty. He says, “Not much of a housekeeper” (Glaspell L-41)....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell] 1190 words
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Summary of Characters in the Play Trifle by Susan Gaspell - 1. A trifle is something of little value. The title, "Trifles," refers to the seemingly small, unimportant details that women focus on both in solving the murder case, and in regular life. These small, domestic details focused on by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, and overlooked by the men in the story, are the evidence that the men are searching for. Because the men see these trifles as insignificant, and only for women, they never get the evidence they wanted. The women did not only look at the obvious aspects of the murder, like the men....   [tags: murder, canary, symbol]
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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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Introduction to the Woman's Bible and Oppression - ... Others baffled with their doubts and fears came to no conclusion: clergymen told individuals that they own everything, such as freedom and blessing to the bible. While on the other hand, the demands of political and civil rights are irreligious to home, the state and church. This is the reason, why majority of women stood still and with bowed, because appeals and members of church took no part in the women suffrage and anti-slavery movement. Stanton's essay is related to Frye’s essay, entitled “Oppression”....   [tags: Shanton and Frye's essay analysis] 549 words
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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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Oppression in The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare - Philosophy professor and feminist theorist Marilyn Frye compares oppression to a birdcage in her essay entitled Oppression from her collection, Politics of Reality. “Consider a birdcage. If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire any time it wanted to go somewhere…” (Frye)....   [tags: the taming of the shrew, shakespeare]
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Lack of Women Rights in Susan Glaspell´s Trifles - ... When ask to join them Mrs.Peters responded “I’m not—cold”(16). Mrs.Peters response shows how back then woman knew whatever they said meant nothing and that woman have no place in men’s business. Later on in the play, Mrs.Peters shows how many believe back then that a woman belongs in the home taking care of the house: “She said she wanted an apron. Funny thing to want, for there isn't much to get you dirty in jail, goodness knows. But I suppose just to make her feel more natural.” (261) This reference of her feeling more “natural” shows what society expected from woman back then....   [tags: conflict, setting, symbolism, dominant] 670 words
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“Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, - According to Heather Skyes in her article “Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, the vast variety of genders that make up our society today including transsexuals and transgender are still not accepted into the world of sports due to anxieties from large sporting organizations. In our culture, there is a ‘binary structure’ which separates male from female. When a person is transsexual or transgender, the binary structure becomes challenged. There are so many exceptions to the binary structure, that it becomes nearly impossible to universalize “gender inclusive policies”....   [tags: Article Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 938 words
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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell - Since the very first time I could see, my fascination with animals has followed me throughout my life. My childhood goal was to become a Veterinarian and although plans have changed, my passion for animals remains. Pets that I have taken under my wing become my responsibility and my family no matter how small or big they are. This is now the concept that most modern day families have adopted. Some people even consider them their children. Life, however, is not eternal for these little creatures, and like all living beings, their time is numbered....   [tags: animals, pet]
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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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Deadly Silence in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Deadly Silence in Trifles         While reading Susan Glaspell's play Trifles, the use of characters, descriptive language, and symbolism teaches the audience that one person's home and one person's way of living can also be an introduction to one person's private hell.  Throughout the play, discoveries are made to teach the audience that maybe things are not what they seem and that sometimes people must take a deeper look into what is around them.         Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, the county attorney, and the sheriff are the four main characters of the play that introduce the audience to the crime that has just been committed.  The sheriff and Mrs....   [tags: Trifles Essays]
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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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A Doll’s House - The enforcement of specific gender roles by societal standards in 19th century married life proved to be suffocating. Women were objects to perform those duties for which their gender was thought to have been created: to remain complacent, readily accept any chore and complete it “gracefully” (Ibsen 213). Contrarily, men were the absolute monarchs over their respective homes and all that dwelled within. In Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, Nora is subjected to moral degradation through her familial role, the consistent patronization of her husband and her own assumed subordinance....   [tags: Character Analysis, Nora, Ibsen, Torvald] 1504 words
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The Importance of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The patented murder mystery, in all its addictive predictability, presents the audience with numerous cliches: a stormy night, a shadowy figure, a sinister butler, and a mysterious phone call. Susan Glaspell's Trifles does not fit this mold. Glaspell's mysterious inquiry into the murder of John Wright presents the reader with only one suspect, Mrs. Wright. Even though the court examiner and sheriff cannot find evidence against Mrs. Wright, the reader can plausibly argue the case against the neglected wife....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Trifles]
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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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Repression of Women Exposed in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Repression of Women Exposed in Trifles Susan Glaspell in Trifles explores the repression of women. Since the beginning of time, women have been looked down upon by men. They have been considered “dumb” and even a form of property. Being physically and emotionally abused by men, women in the early 1900’s struggled to break the mold formed by society. Even with the pain of bearing children, raising them, doing household and even farm chores, their efforts have never been truly appreciated....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 954 words
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Feminimity and Masculinity in Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Feminimity and Masculinity in Trifles by Susan Glaspell Works Cited Not Included Trifles, a one-act play, written by Susan Glaspell, has an interesting plot about an abusive husband?s murder at the hands of his abused wife on a secluded farm in the Midwest (Russell, pg. 1). The opening scene of the play gives us a great deal of information about the people of the play and their opinions. The play portrays the ways in which men treated women during this time period. The men in the reading reflected a male-oriented society, which caused the women feelings of repression and unappreciation....   [tags: Trifles Susan Glaspell Essays] 974 words
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Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers - A Jury of Peers In  A Jury of Peers  by Susan Glaspell, the story revolves around the sudden death of John Wright. There are five characters that participate in the investigation of this tragedy. Their job is to find a clue to the motive that will link Mrs. Wright, the primary suspect, to the murder. Ironically, the ladies, whose duties did not include solving the mystery, were the ones who found the clue to the motive. Even more ironic, Mrs. Hale, whose presence is solely in favor of keeping the sheriff s wife company, could be contributed the most to her secret discovery....   [tags: Jury Her Peers] 991 words
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Intuition in A Jury of Her Peers - Intuition in A Jury of Her Peers        Though men and women are now recognized as generally equal in talent and intelligence, when Susan Glaspell wrote "A Jury of Her Peers" in 1917, it was not so. In this turn-of-the-century, rural midwestern setting, women were often barely educated and possessed virtually no political or economic power. And, being the "weaker sex," there was not much they could do about it. Relegated to home and hearth, women found themselves at the mercy of the more powerful men in their lives....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]
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The Danger in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - The Danger in Susan Glaspell's Trifles Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles' is a play about a real life murder case that uses symbolism to help bring it to a close. It is easy to see that Mr. and Mrs. Wright live in a society that is cut off from the outside world and also strongly separated by gender. Three of the key symbols in Glaspell's play are a simple bird cage, a quilt, and isolationism. Anna Uong of Virginia Tech and Karen Shelton of JSRCC share these same ideas on symbolism. These three symbols are the main clues that help the reader decide who killed Mr....   [tags: Essays Papers Glaspell Trifles ]
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Symbolism in Trifles by Susan Glaspell - Symbolism in Trifles by Susan Glaspell In today's society, we generally view upon everyone as equal beings who deserve equal rights. At the turn of the 20th century, this particular view didn?t exist. Men clearly dominated almost every aspect of life and women were often left with little importance. The Wright?s embody this view of roles in Susan Glaspell?s play Trifles. Mrs. Wright was a typical woman who suffered the mental abuse from her husband and was caged from life. In Trifles, a mixture of symbolism of oppression illustrates Mrs....   [tags: Sybolism Trifles Susan Glaspell Essays]
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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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Symbols in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Symbols in Susan Glaspell's Trifles In the play titled Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, Minnie Foster Wright is being accused of murdering her husband, John. In this production, Mrs. Wright is consistently referenced, and although she is not witnessed, she is very recognizable. There are important symbols in this play that signifies Mrs. Wright and her existence as it once was and as it currently exists to be. Particularly the canary, this symbolizes Mrs. Wright's long forgotten past. Additionally, the birdcage, this symbolizes her life as it currently exists....   [tags: Symbolism Glaspell Trifles Essays]
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The Advantages of Keeping pets - Would you like to live a happy and productive life. Then get pets. I must admit it is hard to believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. People who own pets have been known to lead longer and happier lives than those without them. As we get older, we become less active. The more inactive we become, the higher our risk of death. We therefore need something in our lives to keep us busy so we don’t die prematurely, and a pet is just the thing to do it....   [tags: Pets Animals] 444 words
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Trifles by Susan Glaspell - ... Holstein argues that the two narratives are built upon "two models of perception and behavior. An exploration of the play reveals a fundamental difference between the women's actions and the men's, a difference grounded in varying understandings of the home space" (Holstein). In the play, the county attorney George Henderson, the sheriff Henry Peters, and a neighbor Lewis Hale return to the scene of the crime, attempting to collect evidence while Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale accompany them to gather belongings for the accused, Mrs....   [tags: social positions, insignificant] 619 words
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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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The Use of Setting in a Play - In all literary works, authors are required to provide the reader with the setting of the story. Setting is the context in which the action of a story occurs. The major elements of setting are time, place, and social environment. The author's tone of voice and use of vocabulary can also help the reader understand the setting of a story or play. In the play, "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, symbolism, use of vocabulary, and dialogue help the reader develop an understanding of the circumstances leading up to he situation....   [tags: World Literature] 419 words
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Susan Glaspell’s Trifles - The first reading I enjoyed was Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles”. The main character in the plat is a sheriff, his wife, the county attorney, and Mr. and Mrs. Hale. The opening scene is all of them in John Wright’s kitchen. Mr. Hale tells the sheriff and attorney how he a visited the house on the day before day and Mrs. Wright greeted him but her demeanor was little suspicions. She told him that her husband was upstairs dead. She says she was asleep when someone choked her husband to death. All the men suspect she is the murderer....   [tags: Trifles Essays]
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Christopher Nolan's Inception - ... This leads one to assume that this room is a reflection of the identity codes Mal was taught as a young girl. Unlike Cobb she has not been able to create her own domain to hide her secrets but relies on her memories to create an old location to use, one in which Cobb has imposed his memories into as well. Although the memory location being used is unique to Mal’s childhood, she did not create it alone. Cobb mentions multiple times that the world where her secrets reside was created by both of them....   [tags: character, film analysis, Dominic Cobb]
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Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Comparing the Powerful Women in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles      Throughout history, a woman's role is to be an obedient and respectful wife. Her main obligation is to support, serve, and live for her husband and children. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles, two different women make a decision to take matters into their own hands by doing what they want to do, no matter what the outcome may be and in spite of what society thinks. These two women come from different homes and lead very different lives yet, these two women share similar situations--both are victims, both are seeking individuality, and initially, both women end...   [tags: Trifles Glaspell Doll's House Ibsen Essays]
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Symbolic Illustration of the Power of Relationships in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Symbolic Illustration of the Power of Relationships in Susan Glaspell's Trifles A friend can be a remarkable thing. Unfortunately, many lack the powerful bonds that all humans need to survive and lead healthy, happy lives. In Susan Glaspell's play Trifles, Mrs. Wright is starved of the human interaction and relationships she so desperately needs. Consequently, she is never rescued from her loneliness, is brought to the point where she cannot handle any more of life's saddening struggles, and kills her husband in his sleep....   [tags: Susan Glaspell Trifles Essays]
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Essay on Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles - Action, Props, Costumes, and Visual Elements in Trifles Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, shows the importance of staging, gestures, and props to create the proper atmosphere of a play. Without the development of the proper atmosphere through directions from the author, the whole point of the play may be missed. Words definitely do not tell the whole story in Trifles - the dialog only complements the unspoken. Susan Glaspell tells us her vision of the Wright's kitchen, where the action of her play "Trifles" takes place, through stage directions....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1131 words
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