Women In John Wright's Trifles

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Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this current society in which men are still the “stronger gender”. In the early days women were seen only as wives who were intended to clean, cook, and take care of the kids, as we can interpret in the short play “Trifles.” A farmer called John Wright has been murdered. While he lay asleep in the middle of the night, someone strung a rope around his neck. And that someone might have been his wife Minnie Wright. Women in most societies were denied some of the legal and political rights according to men. Women were treated like they were property of men, with no voice about their own fate. In contrary, changes in the family began when women wanted more from life. The …show more content…
Instructing Charisse, the female CO and Mrs. Munson. “You keep saying that your life is over, that Munson owns you. I don’t want that to be true for you, Charisse. Do you want those two little girls growing up to think there’s no change? Or do you want them growing up and seeing their mother fight?,” with this phrase Olivia was trying to make Charisse no walk away and keep fighting until make Munson pay for what he committed. Also, she tried to help the CO female who was the lookout of Mr. Munson making her to tell the truth telling her “Listen, that’s your right, but you should know that once you lawyer gets here, I can’t help. What I don’t want to do is go after you for time card violations.” And last but not less important she tried to make Mrs. Munson open her eyes and makes her know that her husband was not a good man “I understand that you’re angry, but what I’m about to say is gonna make you more angry. You should get yourself tested for STDs and for HIV. Your husband is a reckless man.” Olivia knew what she wanted since the beginning about Munson but at the same time she also wanted to do the part that women do supporting each other. She wanted protect all the victims, especially the female …show more content…
Back to my country I remember an expression that I can attach to Trifles “the women did not have neither voice nor vote” but a strong force to cover each with the other. In that society was hard for the men believe in any women’s words. Women did not have the opportunity to choose or to make an opinion but “women are used to worrying over trifles” (Glaspell, p.982) which tells me that they were able to see things that men cannot see. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale knew that their conclusion will not be believable for their respective husbands for that reason they decided to cover Mrs. Wright. What she did to her husband was the same to what she did to the bird, but the women in the play understood why Mrs. Wright did that and they agreed to her. In some ways I can refer that to fear to speak up. Conversely, the role of women in society has been greatly overseen in the last few decades but now it is coming to a more positive perspective. The society where in Intersecting Lives is happening and for me the current nowadays the detective Olivia as soon she knew what happened with those female inmates she went further into all evidence and never gave up until arrest Mr. Munson. “It’s still the word of a CO versus a black single mother with a drug problem and prison record” (Wolf, intersecting lives), when a CO became a criminal can be hard to prosecute because they have a lot of

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