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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]

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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Some Observations

- Trifles I would like to make three major points. Major #1: Since this is the first play we’ve read, the stage direction really caught my eye and I tended to consider it very seriously in determining the meaning of the work. The most obvious direction, which the essay by Parrish discusses, is that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Wright ever appear in the play, and Glaspell was the first to use this type of direction (which was later recognized as uniquely her own.) Other important examples of the play’s direction (not spoken lines) are: ( ......   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles The play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell is a whodunit type of murder mystery. But in this case, the "professionals," whose job it is to find out what happened, failed in their task. The County Attorney (Mr. Henderson) and the Sheriff (Mr. Peters) attempt to piece together what had transpired on the day when John Wright was murdered. They interviewed Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mr. Hale who told them that Mrs. Wright, John's wife, had been acting strange when he had found her in the kitchen....   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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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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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]

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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Little Things Mean a Lot

- Little Things Mean a Lot in Trifles Susan Glaspell's play, Trifles, explores the fact that women pay attention to the little things that may lead to the solving of a bigger problem. Why are women so into the little things. The attention to detail seems to be the starting point to solving the bigger problem. Think of the little things as pieces of a puzzle. When the small pieces come together you see the bigger picture. In the play Trifles the men seem to think the women only worry about the little things, or trifles....   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- According to the Merriam -Webster Online Dictionary an assumption is a belief that something is true or a fact or statement that is taken for granted. Susan Glaspell wrote "Trifles" to demonstrate the male assumption that women are insignificant members in a male dominated society. Because the men underestimate them, the women are able to prove they are not insignificant. The improper assumptions by men toward women can have dire consequences, as demonstrated in Glaspell's world. Combating these narcissistic assumptions displayed by men can result in a unity among women that can overcome any male caused disrespect and oppression....   [tags: misogyny, feminism, sexism, equal rights]

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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]

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A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, Trifles

- A Prequel to Susan Glaspell's Short Story, "Trifles" Minnie Foster was once described as the belle of the ball. To look at her tonight for the first time you could see why. She carried herself with both an air of confidence and modesty at the same time. Her small eyes dominated her face. They did not look directly at you anymore though. Still, they seemed all knowing and experienced as if they were able to see and know secrets about you that you wish no one knew. Her slender peaked nose was no match for the full lips she had, lips that never uttered a sound and which have become as pale as her knuckles....   [tags: Short Story Creative Writing Essays]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Susan Glaspell's Jury of Her Peers and James Tiptree Jr.'s Mama Come Home

- Susan Glaspell's Jury of Her Peers and James Tiptree Jr.'s Mama Come Home “Jury of Her Peers” and “Mama Come Home” are two very different stories but yet they still are very much alike. The authors even have their own similarities and differences. Both authors are women, James Tiptree Jr. is a pseudonym for Alice Sheldon, who are writing from the feminist perspective. “Jury of Her Peers” was written by Susan Glaspell in 1917 and “Mama Come Home” was written in 1968. The characters in each story make some kind of change in the way they act, both show the feminist views that they believe in, and also each story takes place in a different time period with different groups in dominance....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Glasswells Trifle

- Psychopathic: One Murder after Another In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, Mrs. Wright has been arrested for the murder of her husband. The author describes her as a hard working house wife. She would spend hours in the hot summer making fruit preserves. Minnie Foster uses to be lively and social before she married John Wright. She would sing in a choir like a beautiful bird. From this perspective, readers will surely believe she is innocent. There is no way a sweet lady like her could have committed such a hideous crime, or could she....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Trifles

- Trifles The owner of the diner is waiting for his chance to go back south, and he knows that "they got two trains running every day". Wolf A numbers runner who sometimes uses the diner as his office. Risa The diner's waitress and cook. Holloway A regular who speaks out against the constant oppression of African Americans. Sterling Just released from jail, he needs to find a way to make a living. Hambone A man who stands up for what he believes he deserves. West The only wealthy man on stage owns the funeral home across the street....   [tags: Papers]

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Beware the Dog by Roald Dahl and Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell

- Short stories seem to hold the reader in the dark until the very end. The truth is usually revealed by the author on the last few pages. However, the authors' sometimes let the conclusion up to the reader. The title of the stories can be a major hint of how the author wants you to think. "Beware the Dog" by Roald Dahl could also be titled: "Things are not What They Seem to be." "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell you must conclude that without the ladies evidence that Mrs. Wright may get off....   [tags: Glaspell Dahl Beware Dog Jury Peers]

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Trifles

- Characters Mrs. Peters Mrs. Hale Mrs. Wright Sheriff Peters Scene: Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters bringing Mrs. Wright her personal belongings. Time Period of the Play Mrs. Hale: Minnie how yer’ holding up. Mrs. Wright: Alright I guess, how is my fruit. Mrs. Peters: (nervously digging in her bag) Oh they are just fine, here we brought you one of you jars of cherries. Mrs. Hale: Minnie (in a low tense manner), Mrs. Peters and I thought it was a good idea to bring some of the quilt boxes you were piecing together, you know to keep your mind off all this for a while, but as we gathered your sewing material we found-we found… Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

- Glaspell spent more than forty years working as a journalist, fiction writer, playwright and promoter of various artistic. She is a woman who lived in a male dominated society. She is the author of a short story titled A Jury of Her Peers. She was inspired to write this story when she investigated in the homicide of John Hossack, a prosperous county warren who had been killed in his sleep(1).Such experience in Glaspell’s life stimulated inspiration. The fact that she was the first reporter on scene, explains that she must have found everything still in place, that makes an incredible impression....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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William Shakespeare vs Henrik Ibsen

- English Final Paper William Shakespeare and Henrik Ibsen are two great authors of their time and are still read by many today. William Shakespeare wrote many plays; one that is more well known is Hamlet. Henrik Ibsen is a not so well known author but wrote a great rival play named A Doll’s House. These two plays were extraordinary for their time and there has been much controversy and debates on which play made the greatest impact to culture and society. These two plays, written in very different time periods, show alternative views on society and how it should be....   [tags: Hamlet, Doll's House]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Trifles

- Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell, is a real life murder case that uses symbolism to help solve a mystery. Glaspell's use of dialect, set on a midwestern farm, emphasizes the town's gender-separated society. Isolationism, a quilt, and incomplete house work are the three key symbols in the play the help the reader figure out who murdered Mrs. Wright's husband. First of all, isolationism is an important clue in the murder case. Mrs. Wright's farmhouse is located in a hollow, down in the woods, which puts her in a secluded place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell

- "A Jury of her Peers" was written by Susan Glaspell in 1917. This short story is entertaining but also tells the story of women in the early twentieth century. Ms Glaspell give you an idea about the hardships that women had to deal with, such as loneliness, lack of beauty, physical labor, and living in a male dominated society. The characters consist of two couples and a lawyer. The men are trying to convict Minnie Foster of murdering her husband while he was sleeping. The story takes place in Minnie's house....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Comparing Suppression of Women in Feminine Mystique, Radicalesbians, and Trifles

- Suppression of Women through Isolation in The Feminine Mystique, Radicalesbians, and Trifles It is far easier to break the spirit of one human being than that of a united group of people. Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique", "Radicalesbians", and Susan Glaspell’s "Trifles" come to the same conclusion: isolation and separation caused women to be vulnerable to domination by male society. Social stigmatization by men, an inability to describe the situation, and a lack of personal identity kept women apart from one another....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Civil Disobedience in Antigone and Trifles

- Civil Disobedience of Antigone and Mrs. Hale Civil disobedience is the purposeful violation of a law to show that it is unconstitutional or morally defective. In the plays, Antigone and Trifles, the female main characters commit an act of civil disobedience. The plays are respectively written by Sophocles and Susan Glaspell. Antigone, the main character of Antigone, protects her dead brother's honor as she disobeys the laws of King Creon. Mrs. Hale, the main character of Trifles prevents a neighbor from being charged with homicide as she breaks the law in front of two lawmen-The Sheriff and the County Attorney....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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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]

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Defined Roles: Hazardous or Beneficial

- Throughout the 20th century, women were labeled by their gender roles in society. These roles isolate women from men in many aspects of life. The role of women during this time was centered on being an excellent mother and caretaker of the house. Women that achieved their gender role in this society were honored, but those who failed where subject to isolation from both classes. The play Trifles illustrates some of the common gender roles associated with women and how it affected their interactions together....   [tags: Gender Roles, Trifles, The Yellow Wall-paper]

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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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Trifles and Cuban Swimmer

- Mrs. Wright and Margarita are timely examples of the age old saying, "You've pushed me too far." Both of them were pushed throughout life to live up to someone else's expectations and in their own way they break and handle it they only way they know how. The women are under constant pressure to be someone that another person expects them to be and both women begin giving in to the expectations they can no longer live up to. Mrs. Wright lashes out in revenge while Margarita gives in and almost falls to her death....   [tags: American Literature]

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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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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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Susan Glaspell's Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers

- In the early 1900's Susan Glaspell wrote many works, two stand out, the play "Trifles" and the short story "A Jury of Her Peers". Trifles was written in 1920, while "A Jury of Her Peers" was written the following year. Trifles was written in only ten days. The true greatness of these works were not recognized until the 1970's. In the short story "A Jury of Her Peers" a woman named Minnie Wright is accused of the murder of her husband. Minnie Wright is a farmer's wife and is also isolated from the out side world....   [tags: Susan Glaspell Trifles A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- Trifles One woman’s Trifles is another man’s clues. The play Trifles, was written by Susan Glaspell based on the murder of John Hossack, which Susan reported on while working as a news journalist for Des Moines Daily News. Susan Glaspell was an American Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, actress, novelist, journalist, and founder of the Provincetown Players. She has written nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories, and one biography. At 21 she enrolled at Drake University even after the prevailing belief that college make women unfit for marriage....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Gender, Trifles]

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Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- A crime scene calls for careful consideration and attention to every detail. Making false assumptions and underestimating the importance of information can lead to a false verdict or conviction. The outdated stereotype of men's superiority over women, and the consequences of this ideology, is the theme present in the play "Trifles," by Susan Glaspell. The play features five members of the community, simultaneously investigating a crime scene, trying to expose evidence that may answer the question of who killed John Wright....   [tags: Trifles Glaspell Analysis, crime, murder]

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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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The Treatment of Women in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- The Treatment of Women in Trifles by Susan Glaspell "Trifles," a one-act play written by Susan Glaspell, is a cleverly written story about a murder and more importantly, it effectively describes the treatment of women during the early 1900s. In the opening scene, we learn a great deal of information about the people of the play and of their opinions. We know that there are five main characters, three men and two women. The weather outside is frighteningly cold, and yet the men enter the warm farmhouse first....   [tags: Susan Glaspell Plays Essays Trifles]

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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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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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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- A Documented play of Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” Gender conflict in Susan Glaspell’s play trifles present the leading dilemma for the insurance of female alliances against male dominance. Which sets off rigid attitudes within the scene of the crime, leading to the corruption of Evidence, and the flawed investigation to solving Mrs. Wright crimes. Henry Peters and Lewis Hale believe that their wives are not fit for obtaining any structural qualities and that they are identified as impulsive and small-minded individuals to worry about extreme issues such as the investigation of John Wright’s murder Mr....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Trifles]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles

- Why are women expected to be trapped inside of the house everyday and maintain the household. Over time the way women have been treated, and what is expected of them, has changed. The way women are viewed and treated has changed, but in certain situations men see them as nothing more than a maid Although women in today’s society may have another job, they are still expected to maintain the household. Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles places an immense emphasis on how the households should be kept and how men treated women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Trifles]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- Susan Glaspell’s classic play, Trifles, recites the story of two simultaneous investigations of the murder of John Wright. The male characters consisting of Henry Peters, Lewis Hale, and George Henderson are conducting an official investigation whereas the women; Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are coordinating their own, more productive, investigation. Trifles, in an essence, is a murder mystery however, the play demonstrates a private, domestic, and female domain. Women were barely a part of the social role in the twentieth century....   [tags: Husband, Marriage, Wife, Susan Glaspell]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- In Susan Glaspell’s short story, “Trifles”, the main character is a woman known by Mrs. Wright who “was” married to her husband around the early nineteenth century. The story starts by introducing the readers with the scene of the story which plays a big role in the story. The scene starts by informing the reader of the messy and unorganized kitchen. The play takes place in Mrs. Wright’s house with the Court Attorney, Hale and the Sheriff there as well. The reason the Court Attorney, Hale and the Sheriff were there, is to see Mrs....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Wife, Susan Glaspell]

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Susan Glaspell 's Trifles On Women

- During the 1900s they were not seen as equal, presumed inferior and uneducated creatures only good to own for labor and reproducing. Not slaves, but women who were seen as property and lived unfair lives. Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles to arise a controversial subject that was over looked by society during the 1900s; the oppression of women, which is depicted throughout the play. Glaspell uses stereotypes, symbols and irony to distinguish the different roles between genders during the period the play was written in....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Susan Glaspell, Wife]

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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- One of the most important tools that an author uses to convey his message to the reader throughout the text is his language. It plays a vital role in setting the overall tone of the text and helps in foreshadowing with crumbs of symbols and imagery. This essay focuses on the play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, first performed on August 8th, 1916. In order to understand the main idea of the play, it is important to understand details of the background of the author as it will help to illustrate a possible connection to the play....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Gender, Woman, The Play]

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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]

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Feminist Message in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

- The Feminist Message in Susan Glaspell's Trifles Susan Glaspell's Trifles can be regarded as a work of feminist literature. The play depicts the life of a woman who has been suppressed, oppressed, and subjugated by a patronizing, patriarchal husband. Mrs. Wright is eventually driven to kill her "hard" (1178) husband who has stifled every last twitch of her identity. Trifles dramatizes the hypocrisy and ingrained discrimination of male-dominated society while simultaneously speaking to the dangers for women who succumb to such hierarchies....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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How Feminism Is Portrayed in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles

- How Feminism Is Portrayed in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, may not be the best story to read and it may be confusing to some people, but it teaches the reader a great deal about how women were treated and how women were viewed during the early 1900’s. When analyzing the play from a feminist standpoint, Mrs. Wright’s motive for killing her husband becomes more clear and understandable to why she did it. Susan Glaspell gives the reader an idea of how men and women were treated during that time....   [tags: play analysis, Trifles, theme, women]

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Analysis of Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- "Trifles" is a play with a unified plot. Although there are verbal flashbacks to the events of the day of the murder of John Wright, the play's entire plot begins and ends in a span of one day. The author also extends the unified plot to create a single setting (the farmhouse kitchen). The plot centers on John Wright's murder. Mrs. Wright is the main suspect; an investigation is taking place as to the motive or reason for the crime. The Sheriff, Mr. Hale and the County Attorney are introduced first to the audience....   [tags: Susan Glaspell]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- As Susan Glaspell’ play, “Trifles”, centers around the murder Mr. Wright, Mrs. Wright as the primary suspect, meaningless objects such as a bird cage, a bird, rope, and apron uncover the reason behind the crime to the women, who are in the kitchen, while the men scavenger around investigating elsewhere in the home. This unveils the men’s belief in the early 1900’s of a woman’s ability and purpose in a domestic setting at home and the oppression that might be felt, but not spoken about the women, who suss the corruption of innocence in the marriage of Mrs....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Woman]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is a literary breakthrough. Thought by many to be the first piece of modern work advocating women 's rights, this play made a splash into the male dominated era of the early nineteenth century. Set on a farm after the murder of Mr. Wright, three male characters assign themselves with the position of investigators, while their two wives serve as mere gatherers for the convicted felon Mrs. Wright. Mrs. Peters, one of the women, deliberately challenges society 's social norms....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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Susan Glaspell 's `` Trifles ``

- Susan Glaspell provocative Play, "Trifles" offers a glimpse into the patriarchal culture and disillusionment of marriage as it acts as the catalyst for examination into personal identity, societal responsibility, and the irreverence that women faced in America at the turn of the 20th century. Based in 1916 this one act play includes elements of what the women 's suffrage movement was all about. Through nuances and subtlety in speech gender imbalances are revealed in the characters and give way to motive for murder....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Feminism]

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Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- In the mysterious play “Trifles”, written by Susan Glaspell, the county attorney desperately tries to uncover the works behind the death of Mr. Wright. He was found dead in his bed with a rope around his neck that evening. The number one suspect of this crime is his wife Mrs. Wright. Mr. Hale, the closest neighbor had discovered Mr. Wright’s body because he wanted him to go out with the guys. When he requested this information to Mrs. Wright, she calmly told him about her knowledge of her husband’s inability to breathe......   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Love, Woman]

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Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- Life in the early 19th century was different then how it is nowadays because woman are less restricted than how they used to be back then. For instance, back them a woman could only dream of becoming the president of the United States. In the next elections Hilary Clinton is running for president because she has the right. Women have come a long way, but one thing that is not going to change is women helping each other. No matter what women are going to help each other, even if they have to go against their husband’s word....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Women, Wife]

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Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- Trifles by Susan Glaspell is a play that explores ideals in an intriguing and fascinating way. It is about the investigation into life of Minnie Wright after the discovery of her husband’s death. Three men and two women dive into the home of the Wright’s to uncover some of the mystery surrounding their lives and Mr. Wright’s untimely death. These men being the county attorney, Mr. Hale, and Mr. Peters. The women in the play being Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. By doing the investigation it is revealed the gender roles and the inequality among genders during that time period....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Feminism, Gender studies]

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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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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- The play “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell, written in 1916 is based on a real life murder that Glaspell came across as a young reporter. Inspired by her observations, she was able to turn the tragic event into a one-act play which involved a farmer named John Wright, who was strangled by the neck in bed. The main suspect is assumed to be his wife (Minnie Foster), who is placed in jail and does not appear on the scene. Instead two female characters, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, become the voice for Mrs....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Black-and-white films, Female]

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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- This is a critical analysis of the one-act play, Trifles, using the Feminist approach. Trifles was wrote by Susan Glaspell. Glaspell was born on July 1, 1876 and passed away on July 27, 1948. Through out her life she was known to compose of fifteen different plays, Trifles being one of her most popular plays she had wrote and acted in. She is an American feminist writer, which is why I chose to analyze this All-American play, Trifles, using the Feminist approach. After doing some reading on Susan Glaspell and the backround on the one-act play, Trifles, I have come to the realization that Glaspell wrote this play based off of a true story that she reported once when she was a journalist....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Murder, Woman]

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Trifles By Susan Glaspell And A Dollhouse

- In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell and “A Dollhouse” by Henrik Ibsen, the authors use symbolism to shed light on the way woman were once looked down upon by men. In both plays the woman face similar derisive attitudes from the men in their lives. Women are treated as property, looked down upon and only useful in matters pertaining to cooking, taking care of children, housework and sexual objects. The women’s marriages, socioeconomic and social status are completely different, but both women reach their emotional breaking point, and grow so discontent with their situations they are willing to take drastic actions....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Sociology, Woman]

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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell encompasses the idea of feminism among the women characters. Feminism is the advocacy of women to be seen as equals to men. “Trifles” shows a clear representation of women’s place in society. While solving a mystery of a man’s death gender roles are prevalent and key to solving this murder mystery. “Trifles” facilitates a rebellion of the women to be shown as competent to solve a murder mystery and not just a “housewife”. The women in the story take clear actions to show they are more than or equally as competent as the men in several areas of the short story portraying a sense of feminism throughout the story....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Women's suffrage]

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Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

- The play “Trifles”, written by Susan Glaspell, is about the murder of a husband named John Wright. The Play starts out at the scene of the crime. A middleman named Hale who had dropped by to see if Mr. Wright wanted to install a telephone found him dead in his bed. Once the sheriffs arrive they comb through the crime scene looking for any evidence to prove the suspect, Wrights wife, guilty of the murder. The sheriffs brings along his wife, Mrs. Peters, and Mr. Hales wife to gather objects for Mrs....   [tags: KILL, Marriage, English-language films, Wife]

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Analysis of Trifles, by Susan Glaspell

- Trifles Susan Glaspell (1876 – 1948) The story of Trifles was written in 1916 which is a period in time when women played a minimal role at solving situations, and was thought of as not having much to say or do of importance. There were important issues that plagued women, such as birth control, socialism and women’s suffrage. Also during that time few women went to college or sought employment outside of the home. Women were thought of only being interested in little things of no importance thus the meaning of Trifles....   [tags: Plot Summary, Murder]

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Trifles By Susan Glaspell And A Dollhouse

- “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell and “A Dollhouse” by Henrik Ibsen, are both very good plays which do an excellent job of bringing attention to the ways females in our society were once looked down upon by men. Despite the fact both works were written when the issue of sexual discrimination was pervasive in our society, both works are still relative today. Even though equality has improved greatly in our society since the time these works were written, the issue still exists in our country to a lesser degree but it is still a huge issue in a large part of the world....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Sexism, Henrik Ibsen]

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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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Gender And Conflict : Susan Glaspell 's Trifles

- Throughout history, women have been portrayed as inferior creatures to their male counterparts. Men have displayed their superiority privately in the midst of a marriage and then more publicly being recognized as the “head of the house” making women feel lesser than men. This discrimination based on the sex of a person has oppressed women from all areas of the world. The theme of gender and conflict is revealed in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles which ultimately produces sexism and injustices based on gender....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Gender role, Female]

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Susan Glaspell´s Trifles: Women Unite

- ... Wright goes by her first and last name. The men of the story feel so superior to the women; they begin to degrade Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peter’s curiosity in the “Trifles”. For example, the sheriff says “Can you beat the women. Held for murder and worryin’ about their preserves. (Booth, 750). The other men say continue to say negative things about the women as well. Their statements indicate that the women are frivolous and too small-minded to be concerned about the investigation. Additionally, the men criticize the state of their kitchen....   [tags: murder, investigation, evidence, women]

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The Short Play Trifles By Susan Glaspell

- Sexual Equality The short play Trifles by Susan Glaspell was written early in the 20th Century, based on an actual court case that a woman was on trial for murdering her husband. Glaspell mention that women are oppressed in their marriages. In the play, Susan Glaspell uses an unsolved crime, focusing on tow women’s talking and views about trifles as the center, to find the truth of the unsolved crime and to portray a soured relationship between a husband and wife. The play begins with the county attorney, George Henderson, local sheriff, Henry Peters, and the neighboring farmer, Lewis Hale with their wives, Mrs....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Abuse, Gender]

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Feminist in Susan Glaspell´s Play Trifles

- Trifles In Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles a man has been murdered by his wife, but the men of the town who are in charge of investigating the crime are unable solve the murder mystery through logic and standard criminal procedures. Instead, two women (Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters) who visit the home are able to read a series of clues that the men cannot see because all of the clues are embedded in domestic items that are specific to women. The play at first it seems to be about mystery, but it abruptly grows into a feminist perspective....   [tags: clue, crime, mystery, feminist]

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The Vulnerability of Women's Identity in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

- The Vulnerability of Women's identity In the late 18th century to the early 19th century, women in the the society have been looked down upon by men. Susan Glaspell’s play, “Trifles”, was written in 1916, which reflects on the preoccupation of women’s role in the society. “Trifles” suggests, the concern of women are often considered as an unimportant issue, or even no importance to the true work of society, which is being carried out by men. Trifles is about a murder case where the wife, Minnie Wright, was accused for the murder of her husband John Wright....   [tags: society, women, role, inferiority]

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The Theme Of Family By James Joyce, Trifles, By Susan Glaspell And A Good Man Is Hard

- The theme of family The stories “Eveline” by James Joyce, “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell and “A Good Man is hard to Find” by, Flannery O’Conner they share a similar theme ‘Family’. The main characters in each story show different traits of how the family function in each story: that is, how the role of the family determine the decisions the characters make. Are the families functional or dysfunctional, and what qualities account for the success or failure of these family units, and also how does the author affirm conventional ideas about how members of families should behave....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Sociology, Protagonist]

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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]

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