Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles ' Essay example

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Since the beginning of time women had to fight to get acceptance in society and prove that they could handle own amongst men. Women deserve the same treatment as men do and women are capable of doing the same exact things that a man can do. Susan Glaspell “Trifles” shines a light on the treatment of women and how they’re not treated equally as men are. Trifles simply mean of little importance or value. Men viewed their wives as a trifle and that they were only good for being a housewife. The treatment of women in Susan Glaspell “Trifles” evidently shows that Mrs. Wright killed her husband and Glaspell uses symbolism, setting and irony to convey the readers of this. The setting of the play was mainly in the kitchen of Mr. and Mrs. Wright farmhouse that was in a rural town. While the sheriff and the attorney looked for evidence up stairs, Mrs. Hale and Mrs.Peter’s went to collect some items for Mrs. Wright while she was in jail. While they were in the kitchen collecting things Mrs.Peter’s stumble upon a cage for a bird and she said “why here’s a bird cage…There was a man around last year selling canaries but I don’t know as she took one”(Glaspell. Line 105-106). The bird cage represented the power that Mr. Wright had over Mrs. Wright while they were married. Mrs. Hale stated Mrs. Wright use to sing and be happy before she lost her own identity when she married her husband. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale also found a dead canary and a terrible knitted quilt in a box. The dead…

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