An Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles ' Essay

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Throughout history, society has changed over the years, but there’s one factor that has always stayed constant. The one factor that always managed to stay constant in society is gender roles. In the past and even today; society views men as being the breadwinner and wise. While a woman is viewed as only being put on this earth to be a housewife and do what she told to do by her husband. In Susan Glaspell’s play “Trifles” is a social satire that criticizes the role of women in a male dominated society. The play Trifles is about a woman named Mrs. Wright and she was accused of murdering her husband. Mr. Wright was found dead in his bed with a rope rung around his neck. Throughout the play the attorney and the sheriff struggle to find evidence and clues upstairs, while the evidence to the murder was really down stairs in the kitchen with Mrs.Peter’s and Mrs. Hale (they came along to pick up some of Mrs. Wright’s belongs) and the sheriff and the attorney had no knowledge of that.
Biography of the Author Susan Glaspell was known throughout her life as a journalist, novelist, and a feminist. She was raised on a rural farm in Davenport, Iowa; where her parent tough her how to value “hard work” (Americanliterature.com). She graduated from Drake University, and then she started off her career as a reporter, which was mainly male dominated but that didn’t stop her from doing well in that field. She became a reporter for Des Moines News. While she was a reporter for Des Moines, she…

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