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    Women In The Play Trifles

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    before the women’s rights movement takes off. It was not fair for a women to be judged in court by a jury of all men. One issue among many for women at this time. Women were not taken seriously, or treated equally. The story is about a woman, Mrs. Wright suspected of murdering her husband. As the officer comes to look for evidence, the officer’s wife and the wife of a neighbor are also there. The men first criticize the Mrs. Wright’s lack of keeping the house. The women defend her, as a farmers’ wife

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    of Mr. Wright, who was found hanged in his bed. The male characters carefully look around in the bedroom and outside in the barn for clues. Why, the women are sent into gather some things for Mrs. Wright, who is the main suspect to her husband’s death. The women are mocked at by the men. The attitude the men at this time had toward women is provided by Glaspell in the opening of the investigation when the men noticed the kitchen. For example the male characters don’t take the Mrs. Wright when telling

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    Trifles a short story about the murder of Minnie Wright’s husband, who has been mysteriously strangled in his own house. The two women, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, who are supposed to be at the house gathering a few items for the accused killer, Mrs. Wright, actually find evidence to indict her. The male characters who are actually in the house to look for evidence, the County Attorney, the Sheriff, and Mr. Hale, quickly become the antagonists in the story. Glaspell outnumbers the women in the story

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    In 1916, Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles, when the egotistical male-dominated social order was ruthlessly manipulating women’s right to vote and cruelly restricting their functions in social, business, and government positions. In the home, the husband was dictator and the wife merely a domestic servant. The domestic sphere of women is minimized to the activities of the farmhouse which are considered trifles or insignificant in the world of men. Trifles explores the classical male stereotype of women

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    Trifles by Susan Glaspell

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    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. The two other women in the play are Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale and their behaviors are completely opposite from the men’s. Since the women are

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    Women’s Oppression Kate Chopin and Susan Glaspell were both talented writers during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Chopin and Glaspell wrote about the oppression of women during that era. Kate Chopin is famously known for her short story “The Story of an Hour.” Chopin demonstrates a woman’s mixed reaction to the news of her husband’s passing, with a surprise twist. Glaspell is famously known for writing Trifles. In this play, Glaspell takes the readers on a journey of trying to find the suspect

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    the role that women are expected to play in society, and the harm that it brings not only the women, but the men as well. Character names are important in Trifles. Two characters who are never seen, John and Minnie Wright, provide the inciting incident for the play. The name "Wright" plays off the social stereotype of women seeking" Mr. Right," so they also represent the roles of men and women in the larger society. Minnie's name has a double significance, "Minnie" being "mini" or "minimized," which

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    A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell

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    and their own lifestyles the women realize their ties to a woman held for murder, Minnie Foster Wright. Through a sympathetic connection these women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters have greater loyalty to a fellow woman than to their husbands and even the law; this greater loyalty ultimately shows the inequality between genders. Mrs. Hale feels a natural responsibility to defend and protect Minnie Foster Wright through her connection as a fellow woman and housewife. Upon her introduction to Minnie through

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    when the key witness was talking to the investigator about Mr. Wright, the dead husband, and a party phone he was interested in investing in. Mr. Wright’s comment about the party line was, “folks talk too much anyway and all he asked was peace and quiet”(Glaspell 1330). This begins to show the domination of his wife by keeping her silent and at home. This turns out to be the case, as later in the play we find out that because Mrs. Wright had no children, she had a bird to sing to her, and when she

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    Essay #4

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    American society. While working as a journalist Susan Glaspell reported a case of a murder which influenced her to write the play Trifles. In the play, Trifles the women are being presented as weak and powerless, a murder has been committed by Minnie Wright. There are a total of five characters in the play, three of them are men and the other two are females. The males are the county attorney, sheriff, and a neighbor farmer. The women are Mrs. Peter and Mrs. Hale. The men are searching for clues to

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