Theme Of Women In The Play Trifles

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The Detectives In the drama play “Trifles,” Minnie Wright is accused of killing her husband, Mr. Wright, in a brutal fashion by strangling with a rope in the middle of the night. The men, George Henderson, County Attorney; Henry Peters, Sheriff; and Lewis Hale, Wright’s neighbor are all trying to find a motive to put Mrs. Wright in jail for the crime, but the real detectives are the women, Mrs. Hale, Mr. Hale’s wife, and Mrs. Peters, the Sheriff wife. In the play, the women are the main two characters that find the evidence that the men need to convict Mrs. Minnie by looking around the parts of the house where women are most likely to be found. At the end of the story, the women hide what they found from the men. As the women find the evidence …show more content…
Wright to make her feel homey in jail. One of the most important items that Mrs. Wright wanted was her apron. As the women looked the apron, the reader can tell that the women believe that the men are right about their opinions of Mrs. Wright, and if they found something that was useful for the men, they will turn it over to them. When the men found out that Mrs. Wright wanted her apron, they started criticizing the way she wanted her apron, but the house seems like it has not been cleaned. Mrs. Hale stood up for Mrs. Wright by saying, “There 's a great deal of work to be done on a farm.” She confessed her feelings about the situation to Mrs. Peters by saying, “I 'd hate to have men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing.” Mrs. Peters ' response was that the men are only doing their jobs. From Mrs. Hale’s statement to both the men and Mrs. Peters, the reader can see that she is putting herself in Mrs. Wright’s position and shows more sympathy for Mrs. Wright and her condition than Mrs. …show more content…
Wright, especially, the murder. As the women examined the birdcage 's door, Mrs. Peters realized that the door was broken on one hinge. They women think that it was no accident, but someone was being rough with it. While the room started to get a quiet and heavy, they started to feel sorry for Mrs. Wright and for not come over more before the murder. They describe Mr. Wright was a good, hard working man, but he puts his work over his wife by leaving her alone in the house often. Shortly into their conversation, the ladies found a small, pretty red box that stored a dead bird wrapped in silk. They quickly realized that Mrs. Wright was going to bury the bird inside the box. The bird 's neck was broken of strangulation in the same fashion Mr. Wright was murdered. In a way the bird describes Minnie Foster, Mrs. Wright before she got married. According to Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Wright was very sweet, pretty, and timid and sung in the choir as a great singer. The ladies concluded, among themselves, that Mr. Wright broke the birdcage and the bird’s neck. Mrs. Peters recalls memory of her kitten. When Mrs. Peters were younger, a boy used a hatchet to kill her kitten; she believes if no one was holding her back she would have hurt the boy. At this point of the play, the women know that Mrs. Wright kill her husband, but instead of telling the men, they relate to her situation. They know that this

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