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Hamlet and Trifles: Aspects of the Past Relevant to the Present

- Hamlet and Trifles: Aspects of the Past Relevant to the Present The Elizabethan Era under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I in England not only produced an expansion of growth in the suburbs and a more unified nation, but also introduced the world’s most famous playwright of all times, William Shakespeare. During this period of greatest artistic achievement, Shakespeare, who produced about thirty- seven plays as well as many other great works, created what is considered his greatest achievement, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Jury Of Her Peer By Susan Glaspell

- In "A Jury of Her Peer," by Susan Glaspell, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters realize from the clues they find that Mrs.Wright (Minnie Foster) has killed her husband but that she was justified in doing so. They conceal the evidence to prevent Mrs.Wright 's possible conviction. Why do they not turn over the evidence and let the justice system take over. Perhaps they know that the men will not use the evidence to uncover the truth but instead will use it to crucify Mrs.Wright for, not necessarily killing a human being, but for killing "one of their own"....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

- Women have often dealt with the double standard when it came down to the difference between men and women. In fact, women only gained their right to vote in Canada in 1929; excluding the province of Quebec. Men are usually seen to be the superior sex, and also the leaders of significant matters. However, women on the other hand tend to be followers, or the lesser version of a man. “A Jury of Her Peers” written by Susan Glaspell is a short story that deals with this moral issue. Mrs. Hale and Mrs....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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The Fox And Trifles Interrogate The Issue Of Hierarchies

- Both The Fox and Trifles interrogate the issue of hierarchies, including the influence of gender, power struggles and the social order within nature. Feminism and repression of women, in particular, is a common theme throughout both of the texts due to the similar time they were written in, which is thought-provoking to note the parallels. All of the characters bring interesting issues to the texts that continuously reflect on social structures, as well as a clear voice by the author to exhibit the social issues at the time....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender role, Female]

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Women´s Role During the Twentieth Century: Susan Glaspell

- Susan Glaspell uses a variety of symbols in her play to demonstrate the stereotypical view and treatment of women by men during the start of the twentieth century. She intricately portrays the female characters in her story as intelligent, but passive due to the fact that males dismiss their ideas and conversations as unimportant. The play, Trifles, uses multiple symbols to show how men fail to recognize the intelligence of women, and oppress the feminists’ way of thinking throughout society. The title, Trifles, suggests that the story is mainly focused on insignificant events or conversations....   [tags: triffles, stereotypical view]

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A Jury Of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell

- “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell is mid-twenty century short story concerning themes of patriarchy, gender inequality and crime. The story centers on a murder investigation of a farmer named John, who is the husband of the woman accused of the murder, Mrs. Wright. The problem in the story rises when the county attorney, the sheriff, together with John’s neighbor and their wives visit the scene and the women find two important clues that can supply the motive against Mrs. Wright, and choose to withhold it....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Black-and-white films]

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The Role Of Gender Differences On Perceptions Of Duty, Law, And Justice

- Susan Glaspell’s Trifles is a play about the effects of gender differences on perceptions of duty, law, and justice. In Trifles women are perceived as not intelligent and dependent on men. The play “Trifles” is about a man that has been murdered by his wife, the men in charge of investigating the crime are unable to solve the murder mystery through the crime scene. Instead, two women who come with the men where the crime took place, unintentionally, solve the crime by reading a series of clues the men cannot seem to put together, because of the domestic item around the house....   [tags: Susan Glaspell, Gender, Gender role, 19th century]

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Breaking the Bonds of Oppression in Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

- Breaking the Bonds of Oppression in A Jury of Her Peers                Susan Glaspell’s "A Jury of Her Peers" is a view into the lives of farmer’s wives in the Midwest at the turn of the century. These women live in a male dominated world, where the men consider them incompetent and frivolous. The only identity they have is that associated with their husbands. They stay at the farmhouse to complete their repetitive and exhausting chores. The wives have little or no contact with the other people because of the distances between farms....   [tags: Jury Her Peers]

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What A Kitchen Could Teach A Man

- What a Kitchen Could Teach a Man In Susan Glaspell’s short play, “Trifles,” the author meticulously explores the gap between the sexes as it existed in early twentieth-century America. American culture, on the whole, has evolved considerably over the years, yet change comes very slowly. “Trifles” was published in 1916 prior to the Women’s Suffrage Act. This was a period in American history where women were treated as chattel, rarely respected and valued only by the efficacy of their homemaking skills....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Susan Glaspell]

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The Unbalanced Scale Between Men and Women

- The Unbalanced Scale between Men and Women Over an extensive period of time, the issue concerning gender has “consistently occupy the media and the public mind.” (Correll 20). It has established beliefs about the roles of men and women as a whole. “A man is expected always to be strong, impervious to pain, and especially to emotional stress, dominant in the role of lord and master; a woman is expected to be docile, submissive, passive, fulfilled in the role of subordinate.” (Fremon 129). It has been concluded for the longest time that women are the inferior gender, biologically, psychologically and socially....   [tags: gender roles, susan Glaspell , john steinbeck]

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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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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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Death in The Story of an Hour, What the Living Do, and Trifles

- Death is a topic that is often not discussed in the western culture. When the topic of death is brought up, the conversation is quick and not many questions are asked. Authors, though, open the minds of their readers to see the topic of death in a new light. Some authors use humor, others drama and some even leave the audience with many unanswered questions. The point is that authors write about death in their own ways, and this does not exclude the authors of ―The Story of an Hour,‖ ―What the Living Do,‖ and Trifles....   [tags: The Story of an Hour 2014]

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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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Women's Struggle for Equal Rights in the Play, Trifles by Susan Gaspell

- A trifle is an article or thing of very little value. For years, women have struggled for equal rights. The right to be heard, the right for her opinion to have meaning and value. This is evident in this play as it is evident in today’s society. During the time this play was written in 1916, women did not have the right to vote. Women fought for the right to vote just as they are still forced to fight for rights of the women today, and one such right would be the right for equal pay when doing the same job as a man....   [tags: workforce, abuse, vote, ]

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Suffering of Women in A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell

- Gender inequality in the 1900’s caused many women to suffer. Men were considered to be more intelligent than women therefore; society was dominated by their decisions. Minnie Wright was married to an exceptionally dominating, cold, oppressive husband. Eventually, he provoked her to murder him by killing her only friend, a little canary that sang to her. If she were to stand trial for his murder, the all-male jury would most likely not take into account the suffering she endured under the domination of her husband....   [tags: inequality, domination, murder]

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Susan Gladspell 's Play, Trifles

- In the early twentieth century, the issue of gender inequality and lack of feminism was prevalent throughout society. Susan Gladspell’s play, Trifles, contains various instances of gender discrimination within the characters’ actions in the plot. Females in that society were subjected to great discrimination due to their sexuality and were viewed as insubordinate and only capable of obtaining menial jobs. This resulted in men constantly demeaning women in the form of mental and emotional abuse....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Woman]

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A Dolls House And Triffles : The Issue Of Women Treatment

- Alexander Pereira da Silva Kenneth Cotrell English 102 A Dolls House and Triffles: The issue of Women Treatment in the 19th Century In both plays the issue of women treatment during that period (end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century) is widely highlighted. The “Anthology of American Literature” observes that Susan Glaspell “insisted that the truth about women lives and struggles for identity, equality, and power be seen and heard” (1259). In the Play “Trifles”, the men make a very big mistake by assuming that women’s identity is solely derived from the relationship with the dominant gender, men....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Gender, Gender role]

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Trifles : ' Trifles '

- The title “Trifles” to the drama has played a significant role to the composition of the story. If it hadn’t been the title “Trifles,” readers wouldn’t be able to connect to the suspense of the story easily. On the other hand, the true meaning of trifle being the less important thing is denied holding a greater value in this story. All that time, trifles were providing a signal as an evidence to solve the mystery behind the murder of Mr. Wright. In addition, the biggest trifle that draws readers’ attention is that how men take women’s every activities as of no value....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, Meaning of life, Woman]

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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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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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A Deep Connection

- Once, as a young sailor roaming the ominous and historic streets of New London, Connecticut, while mischievously walking the length of New London’s legendary Bank Street, infamous for its boisterous bars. I noticed, a grand theater and street named after Eugene O’Neill. Of course, in my naiveté, I did not know why the city of New London had given such homage this man. Truth be told, I had recently learned about the deep connection between Susan Glaspell and Eugene O ‘Neill. They are the two most influential Playwrights in our American history....   [tags: Playwrights]

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Everyday Roles and the Female Choice

- A work of literature often subtlety alludes to a situation in society that the author finds particularly significant. Susan Glaspell incorporates social commentary into her play Trifles. By doing so, she highlights the gender stratification that exists even in the most basic interactions and presents a way to use this social barrier to an acceptable end. Despite being written almost a century before present day, Glaspell’s findings and resulting solution are still valid in a modern context. Trifles demonstrates the roles of men and women in their everyday behaviour and interaction....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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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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A Dark Undertone By Susan Glaspell

- “There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is a struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good,” said Susan Glaspell. Many parts of modernist writings include a dark undertone. Modernism was part of the evolution of writing and influenced writing styles today. It has a strong emphasis on what writers at the time didn’t want to publish such as psychological aspects, the drive for murder, and one’s questionable sanity. Modernism also includes the strong use of symbols and personification....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Writing]

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More Than Mere Trifles

- During the Middle Ages, the English church’s suggestions were spoken by God’s own voice. The Church encouraged pilgrimages to various holy places, or shrines, to search for spiritual enlightenment and penitence from sin. This ideology says that if one were to pray at a shrine, one could be forgiven of one’s sins, thus increasing the chance of going to Heaven after an earthly death. Those suffering from a plethora of aliments and other illnesses might also make a pilgrimage in the hope of being healed of it....   [tags: English Church, Pilgrims, Religion]

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Silent Liberation in Trifles

- 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....   [tags: Play Analysis, Marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Wright]

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A Jury Of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell

- “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell is a short story that encompasses all positive aspects of literary fiction; with its consistent tone, setting and theme, it is able to prove to audiences throughout the world that women’s oppression is still evident in society. Although the story was written in the late 1800s to early 1900s, it feels as if it is more recent because it hits so close to home. Therefore, Glaspell’s use of very different female characters shows that the stereotypes that women are so often placed into do not cause them to be unintelligent or inferior to men; instead this strong sense of misogyny allows them to overcome man’s subordination....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Gender, Audience]

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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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Analysis Of The Play Trifles By Mr. Wright

- Triggers Lead to Trifles After reading the play Trifles, I have several assertions. Mrs. Wright felt controlled by Mr. Wright, so she killed him. Mrs. Wright felt trapped by Mr. Wright. Mr Wright’s killing of her bird is what caused her to kill him. There is a lot of textual evidence throughout the play that suggests Mrs. Wright as the killer. After Mr. Wright’s death, Mrs. Wright just sat there in shock of what she had just done. The evidence for this is presented on page 257 when Mr. Hale says, “...He’s dead.....   [tags: KILL, Murder, Magic constant, Marriage]

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Warnings Against Gender Stereotypes in Early Twentieth-Century American Literature

- Many early twentieth-century American writers used conflicts based on female stereotypes as a central theme in their works. For example, the titular character from Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's short story A New England Nun lives a life of domestic solitude, happily sewing and cleaning while separated from her husband to be for nearly fifteen years. Freeman's nun uses her domesticity as an excuse to avoid marrying her fiancé, though she leads him on for most of the story and only avoids marriage after learning of her betrothed's love for another woman....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis Of Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's ' The Yellow Wallpaper '

- Throughout many circumstances in life, people encounter difficult tasks in which they must persevere in order to reach success. In these various situations, people decide to make rather rash decisions which changes their lives forever. This is the case in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The narrator, Charlotte Perkins, in this story becomes mad due to a depression called post-partum. Due to this depression and the wrong treatment, the narrator ends up murdering her husband John with an axe....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Susan Glaspell 's A Jury Of Her Peers

- In the short story “A Jury of Her Peers,” Susan Glaspell subtly brings attention to the presence of sexism in a time when women were beginning to play a much larger role in American politics. The story, was published in 1917, only 3 years before women were allowed to vote, due to the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. By using three strong female characters, one of whom is not even present in the text, Glaspell brings light to a woman’s ability to be obedient yet an individual, in a time when women may as well have been the property of their husbands....   [tags: Emotion, Woman, Short story, Homemaker]

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Behaviors Affect Actions

- People’s personalities do not only influence how they respond to the environment, but also causes people to behave and act in a certain way. An individual’s experiences, whether good or bad, will influence his or her behavior at a later time. People “create their own realities” through their personalities, which leads to an inevitable outcome. A psychological, critical analysis will demonstrate how the personalities of Mrs. Hale from Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and Oedipus from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, are the primary cause of their eventual destiny....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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- 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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The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock And The Play Trifles

- In society, does one have free will. Free will is “The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion” (Oxford dictionary). Freewill is decided by one person. Granting society has a strong hold over free will, it is determined by what a person chooses to do. Everyone has a choice in life, even if it may be a bad choice. Such as: the movie Disconnect, the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and the play Trifles. One of the main stories for Disconnect is a story about cyberbullying....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Lazarus, Free will]

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Character Analysis of Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

- Mrs. Martha Hale is an apologetic, dutiful, and rational character who serves as a defense to justify Mrs. Wright’s murderous crime. Mrs. Hale as featured in “A Jury of Her Peers” Written by Susan Glaspell has the storyline of a mother who has intense apologetic regret over allowing her life to push things aside, of being a dutiful homemaker, and of unseen rational processing to the truth of the crime. Martha is mixed with regret in an apologetic manner for the lack of social outreach. Her first quote “I ought to go over and see Minnie Foster” (Insert Cite) after feeling as if she could not cross the line into Minnie Foster’s home because she felt regret for making excuses for twenty years....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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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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Feminism in Drama, Fiction and Poetry

- Literature is a part of human culture and values because humans are social animals that communicate through speech, music and writing. Literature comes in three forms; Drama, Fiction and Poetry. By using these forms of literature, we are able to send and receive messages in a creative and imaginative way. We are able to receive a deeper meaning from its content by reading and understanding literature. People write creative works to express their opinions or feelings from a particular subject or issue....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

- I have always felt that a good piece of writing causes the reader to think about and analyze a given set of circumstances so that he expands his worldly understandings. Such writing is stimulating and often includes an element of controversy. The short story “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell is one example of this provocation in which the writer conveys her views on sexual injustice. In a way that is conceptually intriguing, Glaspell expresses her ideas about the misunderstandings between men and women during the early twentieth century....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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The Doll House By Henrik Ibsen

- After reading “The Doll House” and “Trifles”, the idea of females being inferior to men is portrayed. Both plays, are in a much older time period. But from a feminist view, females are still sometimes given the doubtful role in today’s society. Both plays, are very different, but much alike in the ways the females are treated, never taken seriously, nor are they appreciated. “The Doll House”, by Henrik Ibsen has a major theme of feminism issues. Nora the wife of Torvald, has done an ultimate favor for her husband but is now is having to pay back for this favor....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Play, Marriage]

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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

- In “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, Minnie Foster Wright is the main character, even though the reader never sees Mrs. Wright. The story begins as Mrs. Hale joins the county attorney, Mr. Henderson; the sheriff, Mr. Peters; Mrs. Peters; and her husband in a “big two-seated buggy” (188). The team men are headed the Wright house to investigate Mr. Wright’s murder. Mrs. Peters is going along to gather some belongings for Mrs. Wright, who is currently being held in jail, and Mrs. Hale has been asked to accompany Mrs....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Breaking Away From Society: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- ... When the marriage finally comes to an end, Torvald is devastated for only a quick moment that Nora has gone. He thinks to himself, “Empty. She’s gone. (A hope flashes across his mind.) The most wonderful miracle of all?” (Ibsen 1650). The distress the marriage was causing was, in fact, not only affecting Nora, but putting a strain on the entire family. The only reason the marriage did not come to an end sooner was the need for Torvald and Nora to keep up their appearances. Society was not accepting of women fighting back in their marriage and especially did approve of a mother and wife leaving her husband and children....   [tags: marriage ideals, torvald]

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A Jury of her Peers by Susan Glaspell

- In Susan Glaspell’s, “A Jury of her Peers”, it is the women who take center stage and captivate the reader’s emotions. Throughout the feministic short story, which was written in 1917, several repeating patterns and symbols help the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the difficulty of prairie life for women and of the bond that women share. The incredible cunning the women in the story demonstrate provides insight into the innate independence that women had even during days of deep sexual discrimination....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- Societal expectations during this time period generally restricted women from the liberties in which their male counterparts partook in. The ideal woman was one who was good natured, cultured, practiced philanthropy, a loving wife, and a devout mother. She managed her household while maintaining her poise and retaining her femininity as a woman. Ibsen creates his main character, for which his play “A Doll’s house” is named, to be the antithesis of the ideal woman. Nora herself may seem like the ideal woman from her facade....   [tags: ideal woman, victorian era]

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Susan Gable 's Trifles : Irony Is Focused On Discovering The Killer Of A Farmer

- Irony in Susan Gable’s Trifles Susan Gable’s Trifles is focused on discovering the killer of a local farmer in the twentieth century. In this play the amount of irony is abundant and the irony always relates to solving the murder. The two types of irony that are most easily discerned in Trifles are verbal and situational irony. Irony is when an author uses words or a situation to convey the opposite of what they truly mean. Verbal irony is when a character says one thing but they mean the other....   [tags: Irony, Sarcasm, Frank Lloyd Wright, Kitchen]

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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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Themes Of Justice, Male Superiority, And Female Identity

- Susan Glaspell uses theme to develop “Trifles.” Themes of justice, male superiority, and female identity uncover truths within characters and establish the playwright’s own thoughts. By the time we reach the end of the play, the themes are all interwoven and impossible to separate. “Trifles,” at first glance, is a story about a murder. However, most murder stories usually end with a murderer behind bars. “Trifles,” shows that justice itself is complicated, not so black and white. Through their discovery of the dead pet bird, Mrs....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Woman]

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Can Death Give A Person Freedom?

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Sexism in Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

- In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” Minnie Foster is accused of killing her husband. This accusation forces Mrs. Peters to choose between the law and her inner feelings. Her husband is the sheriff of Dickenson County, Iowa. It has always been a small, quiet town where nothing really happens. Mrs. Peters is faced with an internal struggle. On one side, she is married to the law and on the other side she understands what Minnie has been through. Her husband used to mentally abuse her to the point where she is now basically secluded from everyone and everything in the world....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Susan Glaspell’s Jury of Her Peers

- “Jury of Her Peers” is a short story that combines murder, lies and sexism while exposing the reader to the truth about women’s abilities and skills. Aside from being a murder mystery about the investigation of the sudden death of John Wright, the story’s theme is more about respect for women and making decisions based on one’s own beliefs and morals rather than allowing others to control them. Glaspell is a firm believer in women’s rights, and she dedicates most of her writing, including this piece, to displaying to society that women are indeed as smart and capable as men are to perform the duties and jobs of everyday life (internet*)....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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Attitudes About Women in Society

- Today’s society and the society of the early 1900s have completely diverse attitudes and beliefs about women. This ranges from their roles in society to what they’re supposed to do in the household, plus where their place is around men. In today’s society, however, women are allowed to vote, have high-paying jobs, and even own property. Some men may say that a woman’s place is in the kitchen; but on the other hand, a select handful of men and all women will disagree. In Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles”, the setting is mainly the main living quarter, which contains the kitchen and living room....   [tags: roles, cooking, divorce]

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Aspects of Life in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and Trifles

- Aspects of Life in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and Trifles In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the protagonist, Hamlet, has arrived “from his university studies to find Claudius, his uncle, ruling Denmark and married to his mother, Gertrude. Her remarriage within two months of his father’s death has left Hamlet disillusioned, confused, and suspicious about Claudius” (DiYanni 1394). These types of crimes do not only happen in a person’s imagination, or in a made-up play, but also in our society today....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Character Contests Can Be Based On Fair Reason

- Character contests can be brought because of the differences in the personality and traits of the specific characters in a play. In the play “Trifles”, character contest is evident that sometimes people fall into different crises and chaos that demand prudent decisions. This is critically brought forth by Erving Goffman in his essay by stating that human interactions should be based on fair reason, so as life can be judged from a rational perspective. In order to function well in social terms, it is necessary for everyone to understand the social fabric well....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender role, Transgender]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” (US Constitution, Amendment XIX). The above is the 19th amendment of the United States of America Constitution. Ratified in 1920, after supporters worked tirelessly to change the mindset of a nation. But even with the law, there are still stereotypes. There are still people set on what they think. The issue is not the rights of women. Since 1920, they have had the rights....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism]

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A Journey into Drama: An Analysis of Setting in Feminist Plays

- ... He also states that “she looked queer.” These statements denote a belief that Mrs. Wright was incompetent, and that she was not acting as a woman shall after their husband dies. The setting of the cold farm, and delipidated home are symbolic for the inferior nature of an early 1900’s woman. The enclosement of women is present in her mental state of non-action while in her rocker. Enclosed and defined space is a major aspect of another dramatic feminist work: “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman....   [tags: setting, plays, symbol, ownership]

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The Mendacious Acts Of Mrs. Helmer And Hale

- The Mendacious Acts of Mrs.Helmer and Hale Vindictive notions come in various of forms. Whether the notions uprise in a legal or moral sense, the tendency to be “selfless” in a “selfish manner” occurs frequently in the plays “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell. In both of the theatrical works ,the truth is unveiled ; leading to the uncorrelated duet of Nora Helmer of “A Doll’s House” and Mrs.Hale of “Trifles” ,in both relevance and irrelevance. In the three-act play , “A Doll’s House” , Nora Helmer , wife of Torvald Helmer and acquaintance of banker , Nils Krogstad , commits the atrocious act of forgery in order to claim money from Krogstad for the sake of “l...   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway, Gender]

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`` Like A Girl ! ``

- Like A Girl. Recently, the company Always created a commercial entitled “Like a Girl” (Always), attempting to bring awareness to the negative meaning behind the term and it’s repercussions on adolescent females. This advertisement has promoted the topic of the different sexes and the gender-specific labels that are placed on each, leading society to re-examine the meaning of “masculine” versus “feminine”. Masculinity has always held the aura of things such as strength, wisdom, boldness, ruggedness, and protection....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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Death, By Susan Glaspell 's The Jury Of Her Peers, And William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- One of the major themes found in literature is death. Many authors use death in literary works abstractly thus, provoking the reader to contemplate the power of death. In Jack London 's "To Build a Fire," Susan Glaspell 's "A Jury of Her Peers," and William Faulkner 's "A Rose for Emily," the theme of death is not the obvious theme at the beginning of the stories but, slowly builds as the story develops. In Jack London 's," To Build a Fire," a man explores the Yukon trail to join his friends. As the man begins his journey, London emphasizes the significance of death and dying with the inability to stay warm in the cold climate of the Yukon....   [tags: Life, Death, Jack London, Diet]

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Analysis Of ' Prince 's Little Sweetheart ' And Susan Glaspell 's A Jury Of Her Peers

- In this course, literature is read closely with the purpose of comprehending the scope and nature of gender and how various characters deal with the effects of gendering. Many of the characters in our readings undergo emotional, social, psychological, and intellectual effects of gendering. Race, class, culture, and sexuality also play a role in molding the ramifications of gendering. In Helen Hunt Jackson 's "Prince 's Little Sweetheart" and Susan Glaspell 's "A Jury of Her Peers", both short stories depicted clear examples of gendering....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Short story]

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Trifling Justice

- Move a little closer together Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles, was written in 1916, reflects the author’s concern with stereotypical concepts of gender and sex roles of that time period. As the title of the play implies, the concerns of women are often considered to be nothing more than unimportant issues that have little or no value to the true work of society, which is being performed by men. The men who are in charge of investigating the crime are unable to solve the mystery through their supposed superior knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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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]

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Comparing O. Henry's A Municipal Report and Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

- Comparing O. Henry's A Municipal Report and Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers In ?A Municipal Report. by O. Henry and ?A Jury of Her Peers. by Susan Glaspell, the authors provide a disappearance of evidence about a retaliatory murder, but only one is true to human life and shows characteristics about human life while the other falsifies it. In this case ?A Municipal Report. is most definitely the one that fixes the story to merely entertain the reader, and ?A Jury of Her peers. lets go the true character of mankind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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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]

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Social Injustice By Using The Elements Of Drama

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Pythagorean Triples

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The Bond Between Women in Williams Shakespeare's Literautre

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Emotional Penetration

- Susan Glaspell wrote two different forms of literature that have basically the same plot, setting and characters. This was during a period in which the legal system was unsympathetic to the social and domestic situation of the married woman. She first wrote the drama version “Trifles” in 1916 and then the prose fiction “A Jury of Her Peers” in 1917. The main difference was the way the prose fiction version was presented. Glaspell effects emotional change in the story with descriptive passages, settings and the title....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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- 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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Never say Never

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The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House      An action or statement that may be considered a lie to some may, in fact, not be considered, a lie to others: it might simply be considered, omitted information. The lie might seem to have an evil intent when first heard, but the true intention behind it may have been for helpful purposes or for protection.  In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, a lie was created to help and protect a loved one - yet it resulted in a catastrophic act.   The character Nora lives her life, in one sense, as a complete lie....   [tags: Dolls House essays Ibsen Essays]

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A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

- The central theme in “A Jury of Her Peers” is the place of women in society and especially the isolation this results in. We see this through the character, Minnie Foster and her isolation from love, happiness, companionship and from society as a whole. Not only does the story describe this isolation but it allows the reader to feel the impact of this isolation and recognize the tragedy of the situation. The story is set in a rural community in turn-of-the century Iowa. This time-frame is one where women did not have the freedom they have today, but were instead seen as wives, cooks and housekeepers....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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How to Make a Chocolate Trifle

- Baking to me is passion; it is an art. It gives me an opportunity to create. I love to bake and my specialty is desserts. It was very hard to narrow down and decide what it is that I wanted to write about being that there are so many dishes and desserts that I have mastered throughout the years. One of my favorite, yet simple, desserts to make is a Chocolate Trifle. My trifles in addition to my pound cakes have become one of the most requested desserts to make. Making a Chocolate Trifle involves preparation and learning the language of the kitchen....   [tags: Process Essay]

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The Characters of A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

- Based on a true story, &quot; Jury of Her Peers &quot;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]

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Finding Your Identity

- "Just be YOURSELF... ", we've all heard this saying before, in various situations and circumstances. However, since this is an abstract concept, actually being "one's self" involves a unique journey, an endeavor filled with emotions, self-analysis and the final realization of who one is. Internal and external influences affect how a person views him or herself. Two dramatic characters, a man and a woman, go through mirrored voyages of self-recognition that leads them each to their own identities......   [tags: American Literature]

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Manipulation through Gender Roles

- Manipulation through Gender Roles Many works of literature, including even the world’s most primitive texts, portray women as decision makers and critical thinkers. These characteristics allow them to be empathetic, detail oriented, and one step ahead: the perfect recipe for potential manipulation. Typically, these stories juxtapose men and women’s dealings of the same event. The short stories “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl and “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell both incorporate this portrayal of women by telling the story of a wife murdering her husband, and how the women utilize their gender roles to manipulate the justice system, which is predominately controlled by men....   [tags: literary analysis, susan glapell, roald dahl]

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The Power Struggles in Jury of Her Peers and Mama Come Home

- The Power Struggles in Jury of Her Peers and Mama Come Home The issue of dominance and subordinance is addressed in the short stories “A Jury of her Peers” by Susan Glaspell and “Mama Come Home” by James Tiptree, Jr. In the stories the subordinates are harmed by the dominants, but the subordinates overcome the suppression to triumph in the end. The groups with the power control the laws and the positions of the weaker group. To begin with, “A Jury of her Peers” is about the way women in 1917 were treated by men....   [tags: Comparing Compare Contrast]

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Legality vs. Human Bonding in A Jury of Her Peers

- In "A Jury of Her Peers" Susan Glaspell shows how human bonding can override legalities that society has. This is shown by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters bonding with Minnie by understanding her daily life as they are in her home. The two women feel a connection with Minnie because their lives are very similar to that of hers. By the two women understanding and having a connection with Minnie they notice the small trifles that leads to them finding evidence and motive for Minnie murdering her husband....   [tags: A Jury of Her Peers Essays]

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