Trifles By Susan Glaspell Research Paper

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Underestimating the Power of Women In the 1960’s women roles were changing they were getting more involved in the American society. While working as a journalist Susan Glaspell reported a case of a murder which influenced her to write the play Trifles. In the play, Trifles the women are being presented as weak and powerless, a murder has been committed by Minnie Wright. There are a total of five characters in the play, three of them are men and the other two are females. The males are the county attorney, sheriff, and a neighbor farmer. The women are Mrs. Peter and Mrs. Hale. The men are searching for clues to convict Minnie of the crime, while the women find the most important pieces to the crime. In the play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, …show more content…

Wright statement. “He died of a rope round his neck” (944) it is only to think this statement was taking in consideration at the very beginning to truly charge her with a crime was again left up in the air. As the women are gathering things to take to Mrs. Wright they find a fancy box. “Oh, Mrs. Peters-it’s- it’s the bird. But, Mrs. Peters – look at it! Its neck! Look at its neck! It’s all- other side to. Somebody – wrung – its – neck” (950) at last the most important piece to the puzzle, a dead bird. This was probably the last straw that influences Minnie to kill her abusive husband. As the county attorney kept looking for evidence they notice the empty bird cage. Mrs. Hale covering for Mrs. Wright stated a cat must off got it. Because the gentlemen are so busy making fun of and patronizing the women they are missing important evidence. Could it be possible that the women have actually found a forensic clue? After the findings of the bird the women start reconstructing terrified, confined, and abused women. “But I don’t think a place’d be any cheerfuller for John Wright’s being in it “ (945) after the two women realize of what Mrs. Wright went thru they decided to take it up on themselves and cover the

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