Gender Roles In Trifles, By Susan Glaspell

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Ashli Friesorger
ENG 122 Final Literary Analysis
11 December 2014
A Revolutionized Perspective Gender roles as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the “public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.” Gender roles in literature take a big effect on a storyline or how it is portrayed. For instance Trifles, a play written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, is a story of a feminist critique of domestic abuse to demonstrate these roles between men and women in the 19th century. These sorts of rules were established by the men in the story. This is sort of like the roles provided to the mocking speaker in the story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid. It is about a single sentence of a mother’s advice to her daughter. The mother tells
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To being defined or represented by the men in their lives. The men are stereotyped in a sense that is towards the women. They joke and laugh about the conversations and ideas. When Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are debating about whether Mrs. Wright knots or quilts her quilt the sheriff says to the County Attorney, "They wonder if she was going to quilt it or just knot it! [The men laugh. The women look abashed]" (1095). The bracket allows the audience to realize that the sheriff’s comment was not to inform or show the attorney of anything in particular, only to make fun of Mrs. Hale & …show more content…
The structure is a simple one paragraph long story. The style of this story is one that an individual does not normally take. The mother describes all of the roles that should be provided by the women of the house. The author starts about every other sentence with “This is how you…” then proceeds with the list of criticism. The other sentences describe on how to not be a slut. Its purpose is to show a seemingly young lady and teach her what to do during any situation and how to do it. This is a list of commands to beware the daughter the dangers of

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