Silent Liberation in Trifles

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Marriage is a sacred bond uniting two people who are in love usually they can’t live without one another for even a second so one takes marriage vows to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Those vows are cherished throughout the years of marriage, partner’s shares intimate details forming a strong trustworthy bond with one another. Some settle into a routine, move out to the country have children. Occasionally, over time that will fade couples change and lose interest in one another. In the play Trifles there is evidence to believe Mrs. Wright took her vows of death do us part to extremes ending the marriage by killing her husband. The law states that any man or woman who means to haram another either on purpose or by accident shall be guilty of murder left up to a jury as to what degree. Mrs. Wright is guilty of murdering her husband because she had opportunity, motive, and means to kill. I intend to use logical, ethical and emotional proof to convict Mrs. Wright of this crime and propose why she should face the death penalty.

To begin with, the logical proof that the murder of Mr. Wright could have only been committed by one person who had the opportunity his wife. During the investigation there is no evidence found of entry into the home the Sheriff states to the county attorney, “We ought to take a look at these windows” and the County attorney comments, oh, windows!” They both go to see if anything looked suspicious with the windows and come back speaking to the ladies as if the windows were just fine the county attorney says, “well, Henry, at least we found out that she was not going to quilt it. She was going to—what is...

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... murdered her own husband who trusted her with his life as he lay in his own bed sleeping. That makes this first degree, there has been no proof of a struggle from either Mr. Wright or Mrs. Wright in the farmhouse so I feel we can rule out self-defense, also we did not find anything out of the ordinary showing signs of a mental or emotional disturbance or breakdown. Therefore the need for special treatment is overruled there should not be any exceptions for her punishment.

All things considered, Mrs. Wright being of sound mind deliberately killed her husband as he slept in their bed. She should receive the death penalty as required by law for first degree murder. I have provided evidence of her guilt with the use of logical, ethical and emotional proof.

Works Cited

Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” 1916. MyLiteratureLab. Web. 22 February 2012. April 11, 2014
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