Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles ' Essay

976 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Gage Martin
Prof. Suderman
30 November 2016
Drama Paper “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell was written in August of 1916. People may automatically think of WWI (World War I (1914-1918) when thinking of the early 1900’s. However, another major event or movement was Women’s Suffrage, which allowed women to vote in 1920. There are two major themes that I saw when reading this story/play, the difference between genders and the importance of justice. Any death scene requires precise thought and attention to every aspect including the slightest detail. It only takes one person to falsify, underestimate, and or not pay attention to the scenes details for a wrong verdict. Throughout this time the stereotype of men was their superiority over women. Susan Glaspell gives the audience five members of the community which are the following: Sheriff, County Attorney, Hale and Mrs. Hale, and Mrs. Peters (Sheriff’s wife). They all take part in the forensic investigation at the Wright’s house. They have hope in finding a piece of evidence to help solve Mr. John Wright’s death. The one obvious suspect in the story that’s presented to us would be Mrs. Minnie Wright. Throughout the story, the county attorney, and the sheriff searches the house, and oversee the women as irrelevant. Their action ultimately leaves them empty-handed of evidence. This story ironically shows a variety of "trifles," that they looked over at first search. However, these specific details ended up being paramount,…

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