Gender Differences In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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Susan Glaspell 's Trifles is a play about the effect of gender differences about perceptions of duty, law, and justice. Trifles was a production about feminist drama, which took place in the 1900’s written by a Susan Glaspell (1876-1948). Glaspell attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she then graduated with a pH. D. in philosophy. She became a journalist in the Des Moines Daily News where she reported the murder case of John Hossack. The story concluded a man murdered by his wife, whereas she was convicted but overturned on appeal. This was the inspiration for Glaspell to write the play Trifles. Glaspell later turned the play into a short story titled “A Jury of Her Peers”. Holstein writes Trifles is about a concept that is even more profound, and that is how we pursue the truth, how we come to interpret and…show more content…
During the 1900’s the women were in a way a slave. They could not vote, or do anything without permission from their husband. There is no justice for a women just the sympathy of the society if it’s allowed. For instance, some may agree Mrs. Wright was in an abusive relationship, and emotional. However, the town knows Mr. Wright as being a good man, a working man. Others may not always sympathize with the women, especially the men. In the play Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters sympathized with Minnie because they knew she was unhappy, and probably share her emotions in similarity with their marriage. The men will see that justice is for her to be sentenced not caring about why she did it. Consequently, justice was not served in either one. The husband dies because the way he was, but that’s how society portrayed a man of the house. For Minnie justice was not served either, she was unhappy and no one to help her. This led her to the murder of her husband and now she will face the consequence and continue to be locked in a cage as she was in her
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