Theme Of Gender In Trifles

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Register to read the introduction… Wright differently. The men see the Wright's relationship from an outsider's stance; they know Mr. Wright to be a hard man, but have no cause to believe he was out of line in his treatment of his wife. Thus, they don't even consider Mrs. Wright's living conditions or spousal abuse as a motive. Probably, if abuse were even considered as a motive, it would be thrown out in the sexist farm society of this play. Meanwhile, the women look at Mrs. Wright's plight and what it must have been like to live in a house with practically no escape and no company other than the hard Mr. Wright. They understate their thoughts to the men saying, "But I don't think a place'd be any cheerfuller for John Wright's being in it (1354)". The women are sympathetic even when the begin to find that Mrs. Wright was more than likely the murderer; they understand what she must have felt and her monotonous life with Mr. Wright. The women see Mrs. Wright as a whole person. The men see her as simply a murder …show more content…
What is a "trifle"? The question is, are the things women worry over really trifles or, rather, relevant and important information? In this play, the "trifles" are the most important keys to finding the clues to solve this mystery. In short, these women are put down for their attention to detail and their insight into the minds and feelings of others. Glaspell makes it clear that the men and women in this play not only present "action vs. emotion" views to solving this mystery, they also identify with the suspect differently and side with their respective sexes. Glaspell intends these men and women to be representatives of their sexes. She shows the differences between men and women and their pros and cons. Most importantly, Glaspell shows the reader that the differences between men and women are definitely not

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